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Including three of his most famous and important essays, Utilitarianism, On Liberty, and Essay on Bentham, along with formative selections from Jeremy Bentham and John Austin, this volume provides a uniquely perspicuous view of Mill's ethical and political thought.

Produktbeschreibung
Including three of his most famous and important essays, Utilitarianism, On Liberty, and Essay on Bentham, along with formative selections from Jeremy Bentham and John Austin, this volume provides a uniquely perspicuous view of Mill's ethical and political thought.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • 2nd Edition
  • Seitenzahl: 272
  • Erscheinungstermin: 27. Februar 2003
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 152mm x 14mm
  • Gewicht: 358g
  • ISBN-13: 9780631233527
  • ISBN-10: 0631233520
  • Artikelnr.: 14854627
Autorenporträt
John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873) war einer der bedeutendsten politischen Philosophen und der vielleicht bedeutendste angelsächsische Philosoph des 19. Jahrhunderts. Als Hauptvertreter des Utilitarismus widmete er sich in seinem Werk vor allem Fragen der politischen Freiheit, des Allgemeinwohls und den Grenzen des Staates. Er verfasste darüber hinaus eine Frühschrift des Feminismus sowie eine Erörterung der Grundfragen der politischen Ökonomie. Er war vertrat seine liberale Position auch politisch aktiv und war Parlamentsmitglied für die Whigs.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction by Mary Warnock 1

BENTHAM

An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (chapters I-V) 17

MILL

Bentham (from Dissertations and Discussions, volume I) 52

On Liberty 88

Utilitarianism 181

Appendix

AUSTIN

The Province of Jurisprudence Determined. Lecture II 236

Bibliography 252

Chronological table 255

Index 257
Rezensionen
"Anyone interested in the utilitarianism of Bentham and Mill will be pleased to have the essential readings in one volume and grateful to Mary Warnock for her informative and insightful introduction." William H. Shaw, San Jose State University

"The creed which accepts as the foundation of morals Utility, or the Greatest Happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness." John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism

"The sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively, in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection." John Stuart Mill, On Liberty