Hedonistic Utilitarianism

Hedonistic Utilitarianism

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This volume presents a comprehensive statement in defense of the doctrine known as classical, hedonistic utilitarianism. It is presented as a viable alternative in the search for a moral theory and the claim is defended that we need such a theory. The book offers a distinctive approach and some quite controversial conclusions. Torbjorn Tannsjo challenges the assumption that hedonistic utilitarianism is at variance with common sense morality particularly as viewed through the perspective of the modern feminist moral critique.show more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 430.92g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748610421
  • 9780748610426
  • 2,173,047

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A candid and forthright defence of hedonistic utilitarianism -- Professor J. J. C. Smart, Swedish Research Council A candid and forthright defence of hedonistic utilitarianismshow more

About Torbjorn Tannsjo

Torbjorn Tannsjo is Kristian Claeson Professor of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University. He is author of several books including Global Democracy (EUP, 2008), Conservatism for Our Time (1990), Populist Democracy (1993), Hedonistic Utilitarianism (1998) and Understanding Ethics (2002).show more

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