Mill's Utilitarianism: Critical Essays
Rowman & Littlefield, 1997 - Philosophy - 193 pages
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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THE INTERPRETATION OF THE MORAL PHILOSOPHY OF JS MILL
WHAT IS MILLS PRINCIPLE OF UTILITY?
HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE GENERAL WELFARE
JOHN STUART MILL ON JUSTICE AND FAIRNESS
WHATS THE USE OF GOING TO SCHOOL? THE PROBLEM OF EDUCATION IN UTILITARIANISM AND RIGHTS THEORIES
MILLS PROOF OF THE PRINCIPLE OF UTILITY
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