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For the Greatest Happiness

Advantages: A philosophical classic, very handy notes
Disadvantages: Too often mangled by 1st year undergraduates!

Millís Utilitarianism is a staple of many undergraduate philosophy degrees. Indeed, I first read it in my first term at university (all the way back in autumn 2000). I suspect many have had similar experiences. Itís a shame, in a way, that this work Ė lik ...

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Review of Utilitarianism (Oxford Philosophical Texts) - J. S. Mill

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Short and Sweet

Advantages: A handy - and very brief - introduction to the field of political philosophy/theory
Disadvantages: It is only short, so it doesn't go into much detail

I used quite a few Very Short Introductions during my undergraduate degree and often found them helpful starters when studying a new topic, author, etc. I believe this one didnít come out until the end of my degree, because I believe it was summer 2003 th ...

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Review of Political Philosophy - David Miller

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slavery can be justified?

Advantages: justifies anything! Good for making law decisions
Disadvantages: happiness is subject, leaves out minorities.

Utilitarianism is an ethical theory formulated by Jeremy Bentham and expanded by J.S. Mill. This book contains four essays of Mil.. The Book The edition of the book I have is this: On Liberty and Other Essays (Oxford World's Classics) ed ...

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Review of Utilitarianism and Other Essays - John Stuart Mill, Jeremy Bentham

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The founders of Utilitarianism

Advantages: Excellent starting point on the subject
Disadvantages: A mixed bag

Jeremy Bentham, father of utilitarianism, still attends board meetings at University College London, despite the fact that he has been dead for more than 200 years. That aside, this book including his and John Stuart Mill's foundations for the philosophy ...

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Review of Utilitarianism and Other Essays - John Stuart Mill, Jeremy Bentham

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