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    DescriptionOne of the most important nineteenth-century schools of thought, Utilitarianism propounds the view that the value or rightness of an action rests in how well it promotes the welfare of those affected by it, aiming for 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number'. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was the movement's founder, as much a social reformer as a philosopher. His greatest interpreter, John Stuart Mill (1806-73), set out to humanize Bentham's pragmatic Utilitarianism by balancing the claims of reason and the imagination, individuality and social well-being in essays such as 'Bentham', 'Coleridge' and, above all, Utilitarianism. The works by Bentham and Mill collected in this volume show the creation and development of a system of ethics that has had an enduring influence on moral philosophy and legislative policy.


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    Title
    Utilitarianism and Other Essays
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Bentham, By (author) John Stuart Mill, Edited by Alan Ryan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140432725
    ISBN 10: 0140432728
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    LC classification: BJ315 .M55 1987
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    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    index
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    04 August 1987
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Stuart Mill (1806 - 73) formed the Utilitarian Society which met to read and discuss essays. His works include On LIberty and Principles of Political Economy. Jeremy Bentham (1748 - 1832) set out to theorize a simple and equitable legal system. The law of utility, for which is best remembered, states that the goodness of a law can be measured in accordance with the measure in which it subserves the happiness of hte individual. Alan Ryan is Warden of New College, Oxford and is currently on sabbatical in Stanford. His other books include Property and Political Theory and Bertrand Russell: A Political Life.