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The Blackwell Guide to Mill's Utilitarianism volume isan ideal commentary for students on Mill's classic essay. * * Contains the complete text of Utilitarianism and twelve relatedessays. * Essays cover the background to Mill's classic essay,analyses of the arguments, and contemporary debates within theutilitarian tradition. * Also includes a case study demonstrating the application ofutilitarian theory to military or non-violent responses toterrorism. * Each contribution is an original essay written by a specialistat the cutting edge of philosophical scholarship.…mehr

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The Blackwell Guide to Mill's Utilitarianism volume isan ideal commentary for students on Mill's classic essay. * * Contains the complete text of Utilitarianism and twelve relatedessays. * Essays cover the background to Mill's classic essay,analyses of the arguments, and contemporary debates within theutilitarian tradition. * Also includes a case study demonstrating the application ofutilitarian theory to military or non-violent responses toterrorism. * Each contribution is an original essay written by a specialistat the cutting edge of philosophical scholarship.

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 304
  • Erscheinungstermin: 08.05.2008
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781405152143
  • Artikelnr.: 38281532
Autorenporträt
Henry R. West is Professor of Philosophy at Macalester College, St Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of An Introduction to Mill’s Utilitarian Ethics (2004), Moral Philosophy: Classic Texts and Contemporary Problems (1977), and articles in journals and encyclopedias on John Stuart Mill and Utilitarianism.
Inhaltsangabe
Notes on Contributors.

Introduction.

Part I: The Background of Mill'sUtilitarianism.

1. Mill's Life: Susan Leigh Anderson (University ofConnecticut).

2. Bentham's Utilitarianism: Gerald J. Postema (Universityof North Carolina).

3. The Place of Utilitarianism in Mill's Philosophy: JohnSkorupski (University of St. Andrews).

Part II: The Complete Text of Utilitarianism.

I. General Remarks.

II. What Utilitarianism Is.

III. Of the Ultimate Sanction of the Principle of Utility.

IV. Of What Sort of Proof the Principle of Utility isSusceptible.

V. On the Connexion between Justice and Utility.

Part III: Essays on the Text.

4. Mill's Theory of Value: Wendy Donner (CarletonUniversity, Ottawa).

5. Mill's Theory of Morally Correct Action: Alan Fuchs(College of William and Mary).

6. Mill's Theory of Sanctions: Dale E. Miller (OldDominion University).

7. Mill's "Proof" of the Principle of Utility:Henry R. West (Macalester College).

8 Mill's Theory of Rights: L. W. Sumner (University ofToronto).

Part IV: Influence and Contemporary Issues.

9. Contemporary Criticisms of Utilitarianism: A Response:William H. Shaw (San Jose State University).

10. The Scalar Approach to Utilitarianism: Alastair Norcross(Rice University).

11. Right, Wrong, and Rule-Consequentialism: Brad Hooker(University of Reading).

12. Some Implications of Utilitarianism for Practical Ethics:The Case Against the Military Response to Terrorism: Bart Gruzalski(Pacific Center for Sustainable Living).

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"West provides a set of well-written essays by excellent scholars, who cover both Mill's text and its continuing significance for contemporary philosophical ethics. This will be a very valuable resource for anyone studying Mill's ethics." Dr Roger Crisp, University of Oxford