Mill S Utilitarianism

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Author by John Petrov Plamenatz
Genre : Utilitarianism
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ISBN : UCSC:32106000044500
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File Pages : 244
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Liberal Utilitarianism

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Author by Jonathan Riley
Genre : Business & Economics
Editor : CUP Archive
ISBN : 0521306922
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File Pages : 424
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This is a book about liberal democratic values and their implications for the design of political institutions. Its distinctive feature is the use of some simple mathematical techniques (known as social choice theory) to clarify and defend a rather complex utilitarian conception of the liberal democratic 'way of life' based on John Stuart Mill's work. More specifically, the text focuses on three well-known 'social choice paradoxes' which are commonly held to destroy any possibility of an ideal harmony among liberal democratic values; and draws upon suggestions implicit in Mill's writings to develop an ethically appealing liberal democratic social choice framework in which the aforementioned paradoxes no longer cause concern. The revised framework is a rather complex version of utilitarianism and should be of special interest to welfare economists, social choice theorists, democratic political theorists and philosophers concerned with utilitarian ethics.


Utilitarianism

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Author by Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek
Genre : Electronic books
Editor : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780198728795
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File Pages : 169
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Utilitarianism is one of the most important and influential secular philosophies of modern times, and has drawn considerable debate and controversy. This book considers its origins, its relevance to modern moral challenges, and the arguments and discussions around utilitarian approaches.


A New Approach To Utilitarianism

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Author by C.L. Sheng
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 9789401131926
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1.1 Utilitarian Theories This book is a monograph on moral philosophy and social philosophy, particularly the part of the philosophy of economics that is related to the general distribution problem. It presents a comprehensive ethical theory, together with an application of the theory to distributive justice. The viewpoint of this theory is utilitarian. However, this theory is different in some crucial points, as well as in minor details, from all existing forms of utilitarianism. Moral philosophy deals essentially with the moral judgment of actions, i. e., whether a moral action is right or wrong, good or bad. The judgment is usually based on a line of logical reasoning, which can be traced to a final reason called the justification or ultimate principle. An ethical theory is a self-consistent system built upon a basic, or ultimate, principle. An ultimate principle can never be rigorously proven, and is not unique. Different philosophers establish different ethical theories upon different principles. Therefore, in the history of development of moral philosophy, there have been a large number of ethical theories and schools. Even wi thin the same school having the same ultimate principle, different philosophers may have different versions of the theory, because of small variations in the interpretation of the ultimate principle or in the elaboration of the details.


Hedonistic Utilitarianism

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Author by Tannsjo Torbjorn Tannsjo
Genre : PHILOSOPHY
Editor : Edinburgh University Press
ISBN : 9781474473057
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This volume presents a comprehensive statement in defense of the doctrine known as classical, hedonistic utilitarianism. It is presented as a viable alternative in the search for a moral theory and the claim is defended that we need such a theory. The book offers a distinctive approach and some quite controversial conclusions. Torbjorn Tannsjo challenges the assumption that hedonistic utilitarianism is at variance with common sense morality particularly as viewed through the perspective of the modern feminist moral critique.


An Introduction To Mill S Utilitarian Ethics

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Author by Henry R. West
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 0521535417
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File Pages : 240
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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia Of Utilitarianism

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Author by James E. Crimmins
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781350021686
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File Pages : 608
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The idea of utility as a value, goal or principle in political, moral and economic life has a long and rich history. Now available in paperback, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism captures the complex history and the multi-faceted character of utilitarianism, making it the first work of its kind to bring together all the various aspects of the tradition for comparative study. With more than 200 entries on the authors and texts recognised as having built the tradition of utilitarian thinking, it covers issues and critics that have arisen at every stage. There are entries on Plato, Epicurus, and Confucius and progenitors of the theory like John Gay and David Hume, together with political economists, legal scholars, historians and commentators. Cross-referenced throughout, each entry consists of an explanation of the topic, a bibliography of works and suggestions for further reading. Providing fresh juxtapositions of issues and arguments in utilitarian studies and written by a team of respected scholars, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism is an authoritative and valuable resource.


Classical Utilitarianism From Hume To Mill

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Author by F. Rosen
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Psychology Press
ISBN : 9780415220941
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File Pages : 300
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This book presents a new interpretation of the principle of utility in moral and political theory based on the writings of the classical utilitarians. The writings of Adam Smith, William Paley and Jeremy Bentham are also considered.


Utilitarianism

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Author by John Stuart Mill
Genre : Utilitarianism
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ISBN : HARVARD:32044021149281
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File Pages : 140
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Utilitarianism Institutions And Justice

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Author by James Wood Bailey
Genre : Political Science
Editor : Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN : 9780195105100
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File Pages : 216
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Far from recommending cruel acts, utilitarianism, understood this way, actually runs congruent to our basic moral intuitions.