Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism

Paperback Oxford Philosophical Texts (Paperback)

By (author) J. S. Mill, Volume editor Roger Crisp

USD$31.47

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 12mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 28 May 1998
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 019875163X
  • ISBN 13: 9780198751632
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, index, endnotes
  • Sales rank: 298,486

Product description

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 provides a clear, well laid out text together with a comprehensive introduction by a leading specialist, providing the student with detailed critical guidance on the intellectual context of the work and the structure and philosophical importance of the main arguments. Endnotes are supplied which provide further commentary 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. John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism is one of the most important, controversial, and suggestive works of moral philosophy ever written. Mill defends the view that all human action should produce the greatest happiness overall, and that happiness itself is to be understood as consisting in higher and lower pleasures. This volume uses the 1871 edition of the text, the last to be published in Mill's lifetime. The text is preceded by a comprehensive introduction assessing Mill's philosophy and the alternatives to utilitarianism, and discussing some of the specific issues Mill raises in Utilitarianism. This volume also includes an analysis of the text, substantial endnotes, suggestions for further reading, and a full bibliography.

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

Back cover copy

John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism is one of the most important, controversial, and suggestive works of moral philosophy ever written. Mill defends the view that all human action should produce the greatest happiness overall, and that happiness itself is to be understood as consisting in 'higher' and 'lower' pleasures. This volume uses the 1871 edition of the text, the last to be published in Mill's lifetime. The text is preceded by a comprehensive introduction assessing Mill's philosophy and the alternatives to utilitarianism, and discussing some of the specific issues Mill raises in Utilitarianism. This volume also includes an analysis of the text, substantial endnotes, suggestions for further reading, and a full bibliography.

Table of contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL ; How to Use this Book ; A Note on References and Abbreviations ; Editor's Introduction ; 1. What Questions is Mill Trying to Answer? ; 2. What are the Alternatives to Utilitarianism? ; 3. John Stuart Mill and Utilitarianism ; 4. Happiness ; 5. Forms of Utilitarianism ; 6. Levels of Moral Thinking ; 7. Moral Epistemology and the Proof of Utilitarianism ; 8. Moral Motivation ; 9. The Separateness of Persons: Integrity and Justice ; Further Reading ; The Text Printed in this Edition ; Analysis of Utilitarianism ; PART 2: THE TEXT ; Utilitarianism ; 1. General Remarks ; 2. What Utilitarianism Is ; 3. Of the Ultimate Sanction of the Principle of Utility ; 4. Of What Sort of Proof the Principle of Utility is Susceptible ; 5. On the Connexion Between Justice and Utility ; PART 3: NOTES, BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND INDEX ; Notes to Utilitarianism ; Bibliography ; Index