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The Classical Utilitarians - Jeremy Bentham

The Classical Utilitarians

By: Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, John Troyer (Editor, Translator, Introduction by)


Published: 1st March 2003
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This volume includes the complete texts of two of John Stuart Mill's most important works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty, and selections from his other writings, including the complete text of his Remarks on Bentham's Philosophy. The selection from Mill's A System of Logic is of special relevance to the debate between those who read Mill as an Act-Utilitarian and those who interpret him as a Rule-Utilitarian.

Also included are selections from the writings of Jeremy Bentham, founder of modern Utilitarianism and mentor (together with James Mill) of John Stuart Mill. Bentham's Principles of Morals and Legislation had important effects on political and legal reform in his own time and continues to provide insights for political theorists and philosophers of law. Seven chapters of Bentham's Principles are here in their entirety, together with a number of shorter selections, including one in which Bentham repudiates the slogan often used to characterize his philosophy: The Greatest Happiness of the Greatest Number.

John Troyer's Introduction presents the central themes and arguments of Bentham and Mill and assesses their relevance to current discussions of Utilitarianism. The volume also provides indexes, a glossary, and notes.

Introductionp. vii
A Note on the Textsp. xxix
Selections from Bentham's Principles of Morals and Legislationp. 1
Index for Principles of Morals and Legislationp. 90
Bentham on "The Greatest Good for the Greatest Number"p. 92
Bentham on "Push-Pin versus Poetry"p. 94
Mill's Utilitarianismp. 95
Index for Utilitarianismp. 148
Mill's On Libertyp. 150
Index for On Libertyp. 245
Chapter XII of Book VI of Mill's A System of Logicp. 248
Mill's "Remarks on Bentham's Philosophy"p. 256
Mill, Excerpt from a letter to Henry Jonesp. 270
Notes and Glossaryp. 271
Bibliographyp. 279
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ISBN: 9780872206496
ISBN-10: 0872206491
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 311
Published: 1st March 2003
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.26