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An Introduction to Mill's Utilitarian Ethics (Paperback)
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An Introduction to Mill's Utilitarian Ethics (Paperback)

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John Stuart Mill was the leading British philosopher of the nineteenth century and his famous essay Utilitarianism is the most influential statement of the philosophy of utilitarianism: that actions, laws, policies and institutions are to be evaluated by their utility or contribution to good or bad consequences. Henry West has written the most up-to-date and user-friendly introduction to utilitarianism available. The book serves as both a commentary to and interpretation of the text. It also defends Mill against his critics. An appendix reviews in detail the structure and arguments of Utilitarianism. This book is primarily intended as a textbook for students in philosophy assigned to read Utilitarianism but it should also prove helpful to students and professionals in other fields such as political science, history and economics.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521535410
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm


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'... offers a sophisticated exposition, interpretation and defense of Mill's moral theory that will be understandable to any literate reader. It is readable and fair, judicious and original.' David Lyons, Boston University
'The book will be particularly valuable to students interested in Mill's ethical theory. But it should be of interest to Mill scholars and to the general reader who wishes to understand the foundations of ethics.' C. L. Ten, University of Singapore
"The book will be particularly valuable to students interested in Mill's ethical theory. But it should be of interest to Mill scholars and to the general reader who wishes to understand the foundations of ethics." C.L. Ten, University of Singapore
"Henry R. West's text is an excellent companion to John Stuart Mill's classic essay, Utilitarianism...I think West's introductory text is a success...I think it would make an excellent accompaniment for those interested in studying (or re-studying) Mill's Utilitarianism." Philosophy in Review
"This is a splendid book. A valuable contribution to Mill scholarship in its own right, it should be especially useful to students both for the clarity of its exegesis and commentary and for the introductory chapters on Mill's life and his critique of a priori ethical theories." - Aran Canes and Staff, John Marshall, University of Virginia

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