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Title
A history of utilitarian ethics
Type
Text
Subject
Utilitarianism--Great Britain--History.
Philosophy, English--18th century.
Philosophy, English--19th century.
Distributive justice--Moral and ethical aspects.
Language
English
Geographic Coverage
Great Britain
Classification
LCC: B1571 .H59 2019 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 171/.509 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2019011770
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"In this landmark volume, Samuel Hollander presents a fresh and compelling history of moral philosophy from Locke to John Stuart Mill, showing that a 'moral sense' can actually be considered compatible with utilitarianism. The book also explores the link between utilitarianism and distributive justice. Hollander engages in close textual exegesis of the works relating to individual authors, while never losing sight of the intellectual relationships between them. Tying together the greatest of the British moral philosophers, this volume reveals an unexpected unity of eighteenth and nineteenth century ethical doctrine at both the individual and social level. Essential reading for advanced students and researchers of the history of economic thought, political economy, history of ethics, history of political thought and intellectual history"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
John Locke, utilitarian ethics and the moral sense
Lord Shaftesbury, utilitarian ethics and the moral sense
Two Shaftesbury critics: Bernard Mandeville and John Brown
Francis Hutcheson and the Hutcheson-Locke relation
David Hume, utilitarian ethics, the moral sense and distributive justice
C.A. Helvétius and David Hartley: utilitarian ethics and the moral sense
Utilitarian ethics in the theory of moral sentiments
Utilitarian ethics and distributive justice in the wealth of nations
Bentham, utilitarian ethics and distributive justice
Bentham in relation to Locke and the eighteenth-century literature
Malthus and the utilitarians
Malthus, distributive justice and the equality issue
Mill, distributive justice and reform
Mill, ethical progress and personal liberty
Mill and the moral sense: the return to Bentham (and Hutcheson).
Authorized Access Point
Hollander, Samuel, history of utilitarian ethics