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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Mill on Utilitarianism

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Mill on Utilitarianism

  • Author: Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy Roger Crisp,Roger Crisp
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134837240
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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Mill was one of the most important British philosophers of the nineteenth century; his Utilitarianism is a pivotal work in ethical thought. This book, written specifically for students coming to Mill - and perhaps philosophy - for the first time, will be an ideal guide. Mill on Utilitarianism introduces and assesses: * Mill's life and the background of Utilitarianism * the ideas and text of Utilitarianism * the continuing importance of Mill's work to philosophy This is the first book dedicated to Utilitarianism itself. Concisely written and engaging, it is perfect reading for those studying Mill or moral philosophy.

The Fundamentals of Bioethics: Legal Perspectives and Ethical Aproches

The Fundamentals of Bioethics: Legal Perspectives and Ethical Aproches

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Scaria Kanniyakonil
  • ISBN: 9788188456284
  • Category: Bioethics
  • Page: 366
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On Virtue Ethics

On Virtue Ethics

  • Author: Rosalind Hursthouse
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198238185
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 275
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Virtue ethics is perhaps the most important development within late 20th-century moral philosophy. Rosalind Hursthouse presents an exposition and defence of her neo-Aristotelian version of virtue ethics.

On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays

On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays

  • Author: John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199670803
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 547
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Previous edition: published as On liberty and other essays. 1991.

Understanding Utilitarianism

Understanding Utilitarianism

  • Author: Tim Mulgan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317493400
  • Category: History
  • Page: 200
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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?

Utilitarismus

Utilitarismus

  • Author: John S Mill
  • Publisher: Felix Meiner Verlag
  • ISBN: 3787320873
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 117
  • View: 1962
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In seiner 1861 zunächst in Frazer's Magazine publizierten und zu seinen Lebzeiten in weiteren vier Auflagen vorgelegten Schrift "Utlitarism" verteidigt John Stuart Mill das Nützlichkeitsprinzip als das grundlegende Kriterium für die Beurteilung der Moralität aller Handlungen, sei es der freien Handlungen der Individuen, sei es der Einschränkungen dieser Freiheit durch von Gesellschaft und Staat vorgegebene Regeln.Dabei geht es ihm vor allem darum, den Utilitarismus vor dem Einwand zu retten, er gebe dem hedonistischen Eigennutz Vorrang vor der ethischen Maxime einer gerechten Verteilung der Güter. So glaubt er, aus dem Prinzip des "größten Glücks der größten Zahl" ein Modell der Verteilungsgerechtigkeit ableiten zu können, das das Nützlichkeitsprinzip als das erste Prinzip der Moral erweist.Die hier in neuer deutscher Übersetzung vorgelegte Schrift gilt als das Hauptwerk der klassischen utilitaristischen Ethik.

Civilization and Oppression

Civilization and Oppression

  • Author: Catherine Wilson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Oppression (Psychology)
  • Page: 288
  • View: 5850
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This distinctive collection of essays explores the relationship between the growth and development of civilisation and the forms of social and political oppression that civilisation permits and encourages as well as the forms of oppression that civilised societies unmask and seek to relieve. It offers fresh insights into the thought of political philosophers, including Locke, Montesquieu, Marx, Kant, Mill, and Rawls as well as the postmodernist response of Foucault and his successors to the fact of the domination of human by human.

Denken

Denken

Die großen Fragen der Philosophie

  • Author: Simon Blackburn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783863120511
  • Category:
  • Page: 260
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Contemporary Political Philosophy

Contemporary Political Philosophy

An Introduction

  • Author: Will Kymlicka
  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198782748
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 497
  • View: 354
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"This new edition of Will Kymlicka's best selling critical introduction to contemporary political theory has been fully revised to include many of the most significant developments in Anglo-American political philosophy in the last 11 years, particularly the new debates on political liberalism, deliberative democracy, civic republicanism, nationalism, and cultural pluralism." "The book now includes two new chapters on citizenship theory and multiculturalism, in addition to updated chapters on utilitarianism, liberal egalitarianism, libertarianism, Marxism, communitarianism, and feminism. Extended guides to further reading have been added at the end of each chapter, listing the most important books and articles on each school of thought, as well as relevant journals and web sites."--BOOK JACKET.

Philosophical Texts

Philosophical Texts

  • Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz,Richard Francks,R. S. Woolhouse
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 313
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The Oxford Philosophical Texts series consists of authoritative teaching editions of canonical texts in the History of Philosophy from the ancient world down to modern times. Each volume, issued in a uniform and affordable paperback format, provides a clear, well laid out text together with a comprehensive introduction by a leading specialist, giving the student detailed critical guidance on the intellectual context of the work and the structure and philosophical importance of the main arguments. Endnotes are supplied to expand further on the arguments and explain unfamiliar references and terminology, and a full bibliography and index are also included. The series aims to build up a definitive corpus of key texts in the Western philosophical tradition, which will form a reliable and enduring resource for students and teachers alike. This volume contains Leibniz's most important texts, starting with the Discourse on Metaphysics (1686), which marks the beginning of maturity in Leibniz's ideas, and ending with the Monadology (1714), written in response to requests for a systematic, organized account of his overall philosophy. In between fall other key works including the New System of Nature (1695), the Specimen of Dynamics (1695), Nature Itself (1698), and the Principles of Nature and Grace (1714). Also included in the volume are critical reactions to the Discourse and the New System by Leibniz's contemporaries, Antoine Arnauld, Pierre Bayle, and Simon Foucher, together with Leibniz's responses. All the texts are newly translated into English for this edition, and each is preceded by a summary explaining its background, structure, and content. Also containing a substantial introduction, notes, and bibliography, the volume offers a comprehensive introduction to Leibniz's philosophy.

Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone

Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone

A Philosophical Tour de Force

  • Author: Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza,Michael W. Austin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444341362
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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Covering interesting and varied philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a fun but critical way the rich philosophical, cultural, and existential experiences that arise when two wheels are propelled by human energy. Incorporates or reflects the views of high-profile and notable past-professional cyclists and insiders such as Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance Armstrong Features contributions from the areas of cultural studies, kinesiology, literature, and political science as well as from philosophers Includes enlightening essays on the varieties of the cycling experience, ranging from the ethical issues of success, women and cycling, environmental issues of commuting and the transformative potential of cycling for personal growth Shows how bicycling and philosophy create the perfect tandem Includes a foreword by Lennard Zinn, author and owner of Zinn Cycles Inc.

Emotion

Emotion

Eine sehr kurze Einführung

  • Author: Dylan Evans
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783456852959
  • Category:
  • Page: 176
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On Liberty and Other Essays

On Liberty and Other Essays

  • Author: John Stuart Mill
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191611085
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 640
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Collected here in a single volume for the first time, On Liberty, Utilitarianism, Considerations on Representative Government, and The Subjection of Women show Mill applying his liberal utilitarian philosophy to a range of issues that remain vital today - issues of the nature of ethics, the scope and limits of individual liberty, the merits of and costs of democratic government, and the place of women in society. In his Introduction John Gray describes these essays as applications of Mill's doctrine of the Art of Life, as set out in A System of Logic. Using the resources of recent revisionist scholarship, he shows Mill's work to be far richer and subtler than traditional interpretations allow. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism

  • Author: Tom Patrick
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 135135177X
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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John Stuart Mill's 1861 Utilitarianism remains one of the most widely known and influential works of moral philosophy ever written. It is also a model of critical thinking - one in which Mill's reasoning and interpretation skills are used to create a well-structured, watertight, persuasive argument for his position on core questions in ethics. The central question, for Mill, was to decide upon a valid definition of right and wrong, and reason out his moral theory from there. Laying down valid, defensible definitions is a crucial aspect of good interpretative thinking, and Mill gets his in as early as possible. Actions are good, he suggests, if they increase happiness, and bad if they reduce happiness. But, vitally, it is not our own happiness that matters, but the total happiness of all those affected by a given action. From this interpretation of moral good, Mill is able to systematically reason out a coherent framework for calculating and judging overall happiness, while considering different kinds and qualities of happiness. Like any good example of reasoning, Mill's argument consistently takes account of possible objections, building them into the structure of the book in order to acknowledge and counter them as he goes.

Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

  • Author: Markus D Dubber
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191654620
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 450
  • View: 8647
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Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law presents essays in which scholars from various countries and legal systems engage critically with formative texts in criminal legal thought since Hobbes. It examines the emergence of a transnational canon of criminal law by documenting its intellectual and disciplinary history and provides a snapshot of contemporary work on criminal law within that historical and comparative context. Criminal law discourse has become, and will continue to become, more international and comparative, and in this sense global: the long-standing parochialism of criminal law scholarship and doctrine is giving way to a broad exploration of the foundations of modern criminal law. The present book advances this promising scholarly and doctrinal project by making available key texts, including several not previously available in English translation, from the common law and civil law traditions, accompanied by contributions from leading representatives of both systems.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics

  • Author: Roger Crisp
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199545979
  • Category: History
  • Page: 897
  • View: 3376
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Philosophical ethics consists in the human endeavour to answer the fundamental question of how we should live. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics explores the history of philosophical ethics in the western tradition from Homer until the present day. It provides a broad overview of the views of many of the main thinkers, schools, and periods. The authors are international leaders in their field, and use their expertise and specialist knowledge toilluminate the relevance of their work to discussions in contemporary ethics. Each essay is specially written for this volume, and introduces the main lines of interpretation and criticism that have arisen inthe professional history of philosophy over the past two or three decades.

Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association

Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association

  • Author: American Philosophical Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: N.A
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy

  • Author: George Klosko
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199238804
  • Category: History
  • Page: 840
  • View: 5319
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Fifty distinguished contributors survey the entire history of political philosophy. They consider questions about how the subject should best be studied; they examine historical periods and great theorists in their intellectual contexts; and they discuss aspects of the subject that transcend periods, such as democracy, the state, and imperialism.

Meisterdenker: Kant

Meisterdenker: Kant

1724 - 1804

  • Author: Roger Scruton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783926642431
  • Category:
  • Page: 140
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