Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)

Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)

Krister Bykvist


Utilitarianism is the moral thought complicated by means of Jeremy Bentham, J.S. Mill, and Henry Sidgwick and has contributed considerably to modern ethical and political philosophy. but it isn't with out controversy and is a topic that scholars can frequently locate fairly confusing. Utilitarianism: A consultant for the Perplexed deals a concise, but totally accomplished creation to utilitarianism, its ancient roots, key issues, and present debates.
Krister Bykvist presents a survey of the trendy debate approximately utilitarianism and is going directly to evaluation utilitarianism compared to different theories, particularly advantage ethics and Kantianism. Bykvist bargains a severe exam of utilitarianism, distinguishing difficulties which are exact to utilitarianism from those who are shared via different ethical theories. targeting the issues targeted to utilitarianism, the ebook offers a well-balanced evaluation of the place the speculation is going off beam and is short of revision. Geared in the direction of the categorical specifications of scholars who have to succeed in a valid figuring out of utilitarianism, this e-book serves as a terrific better half to check of this influential and difficult of philosophical concepts.

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