Utilitarianism

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Author by John Stuart Mill
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Coventry House Publishing
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Utilitarianism

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Author by Geoffrey Scarre
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781000158823
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Surveying the historical development and the present condition of utilitarian ethics, Geoffrey Scarre examines the major philosophers from Lao Tzu in the fifth century BC to Richard Hare in the twentieth. Utilitarianism traces the 'doctrine of utility' from the moralists of the ancient world, through the Enlightenment and Victorian utilitarianism up to the lively debate of the present day. Utilitarianism today faces challenges on several fronts: it cannot warrant the drawing of adequate protective boundaries around the essential interests of individuals, and it does not allow them the space to pursue the personal concerns which give meaning to their lives. Geoffrey Scarre considers these and other charges, and concludes that whilst utilitarianism may not be a faultless moral doctrine, its positions are relevant, and significant today. Written with undergraduates in mind, this is an ideal course book for those studying and those teaching moral philosophy.


Understanding Utilitarianism

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Author by Tim Mulgan
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317493396
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File Pages : 174
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Utilitarianism - a philosophy based on the principle of the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people - has been hugely influential over the past two centuries. Beyond ethics or morality, utilitarian assumptions and arguments abound in modern economic and political life, especially in public policy. An understanding of utilitarianism is indeed essential to any understanding of contemporary society. "Understanding Utilitarianism" presents utilitarianism very much as a living tradition. The book begins with a summary of the classical utilitarianism of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Subsequent chapters trace the development of the central themes of utilitarian thought over the twentieth century, covering such questions as: What is happiness? Is happiness the only valuable thing? Is utilitarianism about acts or rules or institutions? Is utilitarianism unjust, or implausibly demanding, or impractical? and Where might utilitarianism go in the future?


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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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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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.


Utilitarianism

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Author by David Braybrooke
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : University of Toronto Press
ISBN : 0802087329
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Substituting comparative censuses for the hedonistic calculus that figures in standard utilitarianism, Braybrooke excludes gratuitous sacrifices also of happiness short of life-sacrifices.


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.


Forms And Limits Of Utilitarianism

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Author by Louis Lyons
Genre : Philosophy
Editor : Oxford : Clarendon Press
ISBN : 9780198241973
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Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism