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. The Classical Utilitarians, Bentham and Mill has 81 ratings and 6 reviews. Elliott said: Utilitarians are like London buses: You wait for years to encoun. Utilitarianism is a moral and legal theory, with origins in classical philosophy, that was Jeremy Bentham also aided in Mill’s upbringing, and Mill was deeply.
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To build precedent on individual cases would be to create a chaos of little contradictions. You may have already requested this item. Its general argument is that the classical utilitarians bentham and mill consists in bringing about the best state of affairs, and that the best state of affairs is the state with the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest number of people. Advanced Search Find a Library.
Open Preview See a Problem? 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.
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The Classical Utilitarians Bentham and Mill
Stephen rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Of course, however, utilitar The utilitarian is a ‘cold-blooded’ theory. The Greatest Happiness of the Greatest Number.
Mill seems to be saying – and I tend to agree – that a truly utilitarian approach must favour the drafting and consistent pursuance of general laws which provide the best compromise on outcomes, and accept that each individual case will not be perfectly served.
The book was marred a little by an introduction written by a philosopher who seemed set on mounting his own tendentious demolition of utilitarianism, the classical utilitarians bentham and mill than in introducing the masters with which this book is concerned. The Classical Utilitarians, Bentham and Mill 3.
You see there is this contradiction in utilitarian point of view. Brittani Lee rated it it was amazing Apr 24, You wait for years to encounter them and then two turn up at once.
Science Logic and Mathematics. I am not sure why it was so hard to track down single works by Bentham, but I must say that I am glad I first encountered him in this anthology, as I suspect that a “Collected Works” would have driven me to despair.
The Classical Utilitarians, Bentham and Mill
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After Bentham, Mill writes on Liberty and Utilitarianism. A knowledge of Mill’s own personal biography is integral to understanding the context for his essay.
Find it on Scholar. Mill’s utiliharians was rigid and intellectual, and when, at twenty-one he began to question some of his beliefs, he suffered a nervous breakdown.