Mill's Utilitarianism: Critical Essays

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David Lyons
Rowman & Littlefield, 1997 - Philosophy - 193 pages
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John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism continues to serve as a rich source of moral and theoretical insight. This collection of articles by top scholars offers fresh interpretations of Mill's ideas about happiness, moral obligation, justice, and rights. Applying contemporary philosophical insights, the articles challenge the conventional readings of Mill, and, in the process, contribute to a deeper understanding of utilitarian theory as well as the complexity of moral life. Visit our website for sample chapters!
 

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Contents

THE INTERPRETATION OF THE MORAL PHILOSOPHY OF JS MILL
1
WHAT IS MILLS PRINCIPLE OF UTILITY?
9
MILLS ACTUTILITARIANISM
25
HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE GENERAL WELFARE
29
JOHN STUART MILL ON JUSTICE AND FAIRNESS
45
WHATS THE USE OF GOING TO SCHOOL? THE PROBLEM OF EDUCATION IN UTILITARIANISM AND RIGHTS THEORIES
67
MILLS PROOF OF THE PRINCIPLE OF UTILITY
85
How THINKING ABOUT CHARACTER AND UTILITARIANISM MIGHT LEAD TO RETHINKING THE CHARACTER OF UTILITARIANISM
99
JOHN STUART MILL AND EXPERIMENTS IN LIVING
123
MILLS DELIBERATIVE UTILITARIANISM
149
FURTHER READINGS
185
INDEX
187
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
195
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David Lyons is professor of law at Boston University and emeritus professor of philosophy and of law at Cornell University.

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