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Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism

  • Author: John Stuart Mill,Roger Crisp
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198751632
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 157
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Introduction to one of the most important, controversial, and suggestive works of moral philosophy ever written.

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.

First Philosophy I: Values and Society

First Philosophy I: Values and Society

Fundamental Problems and Readings in Philosophy

  • Author: Andrew Bailey
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 9781551116570
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 340
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First Philosophy: Values and Society brings together classic and ground-breaking readings on ethics and social and political philosophy. Mindful of the intrinsic difficulty of much of the material, the editor has provided comprehensive introductions both to the central topics and to each individual selection. By providing a detailed discussion of the historical and intellectual background to each piece, he aims to enable readers to approach the material without unnecessary barriers to understanding. In an introductory chapter, the editor provides a brief introduction to the nature of philosophical enquiry, to the nature of argument, and to the process of reading and writing within the academic discipline of philosophy.

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?

Contemporary Political Philosophy

Contemporary Political Philosophy

An Introduction

  • Author: Will Kymlicka
  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198782748
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 497
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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.

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.