Understanding Utilitarianism (Understanding Movements in Modern Thought)

Understanding Utilitarianism (Understanding Movements in Modern Thought)

Tim Mulgan


Utilitarianism - a philosophy in accordance with the primary of the best happiness for the best variety of humans - has been highly influential during the last centuries. past ethics or morality, utilitarian assumptions and arguments abound in sleek monetary and political existence, specifically in public coverage. An knowing of utilitarianism is certainly necessary to any figuring out of latest society. "Understanding Utilitarianism" provides utilitarianism greatly as a dwelling culture. The ebook starts off with a precis of the classical utilitarianism of the eighteenth and 19th centuries. next chapters hint the advance of the significant subject matters of utilitarian proposal over the 20th century, protecting such questions as: what's happiness? Is happiness the single beneficial factor? Is utilitarianism approximately acts or ideas or associations? Is utilitarianism unjust, or implausibly hard, or impractical? and the place may perhaps utilitarianism cross sooner or later?

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