Utilitarianism and on Liberty : Including 'Essay on Bentham' and Selections from the Writings of Jeremy Bentham and John Austin

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-03-07
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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This book combines John Stuart Mill's key writings, Utilitarianism, On Liberty, and 'Essay on Bentham', with formative selections from Mill's greatest influences, Jeremy Bentham and John Austin, and a discerning introduction written by the renowned ethics scholar Mary Warnock. This combination provides a thorough and perspicuous view of Mill's thought. An extensive bibliography of the best scholarship on Mill, Bentham, and Utilitarianism makes this book even more useful for students.This volume affords indispensable insight from - and into - one of the most profound and influential thinkers in Western philosophy.

Author Biography

Mary Warnock was Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge from 1984 until 1991. In 1985 she was created a Life Peer: Baroness Warnock of Weeke in the City of Winchester. Her publications include Ethics Since 1900 (1960), The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre (1963), Existentialist Ethics (1966), Existentialism (1970), and An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Ethics (2000).

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(16)
Mary Warnock
An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (chapters I--V)
Bentham (from Dissertations and Discussions, volume I)
On Liberty
Appendix Austin
The Province of Jurisprudence Determined. Lecture II
Bibliography 252(3)
Chronological table 255(2)
Index 257

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