The English Utilitarians - Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy Volume 2 (Paperback)
  • The English Utilitarians - Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy Volume 2 (Paperback)
zoom

The English Utilitarians - Cambridge Library Collection - Philosophy Volume 2 (Paperback)

(author)
£26.99
Paperback 394 Pages / Published: 01/12/2011
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 15 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), author, literary critic, social commentator and the first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography, published his two-volume History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century (also reissued in this series) in 1876. This led him to further investigation and study of utilitarianism, whose proponents believed that human action should be guided by the principle of ensuring the happiness of the greatest number of people. While working on many other projects, especially the Dictionary, and haunted by domestic tragedy in the sudden death of his second wife in 1895, Stephen struggled for two decades with this undertaking, calling it the 'utilitarian bog': the long-awaited three-volume work was finally published in 1900. Volume 2 examines the life and political background of James Mill (1773-1836) whose writings were influential in the dissemination of utilitarianism.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108041010
Number of pages: 394
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

How the World Thinks
Added to basket
Beyond Good and Evil
Added to basket
Together
Added to basket
£16.99   £8.49
Hardback
The School of Life
Added to basket
Nausea
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
This Is Vegan Propaganda
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
How to Argue With a Racist
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Beyond Order
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Big Panda and Tiny Dragon
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Metazoa
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
What is Life?
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Lives of the Stoics
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Four Thousand Weeks
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.