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An edition of Utilitarianism (1863)

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An edition of Utilitarianism (1863)

Utilitarianism

  • 3.00 ·
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Publisher
Hard Press
Language
English
Pages
52

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"Because Utilitarianism is a work of enduring value, it is easy to forget that Mill meant for it to be a topical and relevant contribution to the moral debates of his time. In this edition of Mill's essay, Colin Heydt situates the work in its historical context by supplementing the text of the essay with appendices containing excerpts of related works by Mill's predecessors, Mill himself, and prominent critics of his views. The historical richness of this edition of Utilitarianism would surely have pleased Mill, and will surely benefit today's readers." Ben Eggleston, University of Kansas --

"Colin Heydt has made judicious choices about which additional readings to place alongside Utilitarianism itself. In addition, his clearly written introduction paints a very plausible and attractive portrait of Mill as a committed moral reformer, albeit one who recognized that the improvement of the received morality must proceed incrementally. This volume is well suited both for introducing Mill to students and as a resource for scholars who would like to have the most pertinent texts in easy reach." Dale E. Miller, Old Dominion University --

John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism is a philosophical defence of utilitarianism, a moral theory stating that right actions are those that tend to promote overall happiness. The essay first appeared as a series of articles published in Fraser's Magazine in 1861; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in 1863. Mill discusses utilitarianism in some of his other works, including On Liberty and The Subjection of Women, but Utilitarianism contains his only sustained defence of the theory. --

In this Broadview Edition, Colin Heydt provides a substantial introduction that will enable readers to understand better the polemical context for Utilitarianism. Heydt shows, for example, how Mill's moral philosophy grew out of political engagement, rather than exclusively out of a speculative interest in determining the nature of morality. Appendices include precedents to Mill's work, reactions to Utilitarianism, and related writings by Mill. --Book Jacket.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism
2010, General Books
in English
Cover of: L'utilitarisme
L'utilitarisme
2009, Éditions CEC
in French
Cover of: L'Utilitarisme
L'Utilitarisme
Aug 25, 2008, FLAMMARION
paperback
Cover of: Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism
November 8, 2006, Hard Press
Paperback in English
Cover of: L'Utilitarisme
L'Utilitarisme
January 4, 1999, Flammarion
Mass Market Paperback in French
Cover of: Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism
Feb 14, 1979, Hackett Pub Co Inc
Cover of: Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism
1979, Hackett
in English
Cover of: Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism
1957, Bobbs-Merrill
in English
Cover of: Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism
1902, University of Chicago Press
in English
Cover of: Utilitarianizm
Utilitarianizm: o svobodi Łe
1882, Tip. A.M. Kotomina
in Russian - 2. izd.
Cover of: Utilitarianizm
Utilitarianizm: o svobodi Łe
1866, Izd. Apollona Golovachova
in Russian

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Format
Paperback
Number of pages
52
Dimensions
8.7 x 5.8 x 0.3 inches
Weight
4 ounces

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OL9876292M
ISBN 10
1406907057
ISBN 13
9781406907056
Goodreads
273976

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