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Utilitarianism is the ethical theory advanced by Jeremy Bentham, J.S. Mill and Henry Sidgwick and has contributed significantly to contemporary moral and political philosophy. Yet it is not without controversy and is a subject that students can often find particularly perplexing. Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed offers a concise, yet fully comprehensive introduction to utilitarianism, its historical roots, key themes, and current debates.
Krister Bykvist is a Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Jesus College, University of Oxford, UK.
Table of Contents
|The Nature and Assessment of Moral Theories||p. 7|
|What is Utilitarianism?||p. 16|
|Utilitarian Aggregation||p. 57|
|A User-Friendly Guide to Action?||p. 78|
|Is Utilitarianism Too Demanding?||p. 98|
|Is Utilitarianism Too Permissive?||p. 112|
|The Way Outcomes are Brought About||p. 128|
|The Place of Rules in Utilitarianism||p. 142|
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