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One of the most important nineteenth-century schools of thought, Utilitarianism propounds the view that the value or rightness of an action rests in how well it promotes the welfare of those affected by it, aiming for 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number'. Jeremy Bentham was the movement's founder, as much a social reformer as a philosopher. His greatest interpreter, John Stuart Mill , set out to humanize Bentham's pragmatic Utilitarianism by balancing the claims of reason and the imagination, individuality and social well-being in essays such as 'Bentham', 'Coleridge' and, above all, Utilitarianism.
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Look Inside. Together these two essays mark the philosophic cornerstone of democratic morality and represent a thought-provoking search for the true balance between the rights of the individual and the power of the state. Thoroughly schooled in the principles of the utilitarian movement founded by Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill nevertheless brings his own unique intellectual energy to issues such as individual freedom, equality, authority, happiness, justice, and virtue. Utilitarianism brilliantly expounds a pragmatic ethic based on one controversial proposition: actions are right only if they promote the common good and wrong if they do not. Together they provide the moral and theoretical justification for liberal democracy as we know it, and their incalculable influence on modern history testifies not only to the force of their arguments, but also to the power ideas can have over human affairs. John Stuart Mill was a child of radicalism, born in into a rarefied realm of philosophic discourse. Find books coming soon in
Sign in Create an account. Syntax Advanced Search. On Liberty and Other Essays. John Stuart Mill ed. Oxford University Press Collected here in a single volume for the first time, On Liberty, Utilitarianism, Considerations on Representative Government, and The Subjection of Women show Mill applying his liberal utilitarian philosophy to a range of issues that remain vital today - issues of the nature of ethics, the scope and limits of individual liberty, the merits of and costs of democratic government, and the place of women in society. Using the resources of recent revisionist scholarship, he shows Mill's work to be far richer and subtler than traditional interpretations allow.
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In: Philp, Mark and Rosen, Frederick, eds. John Stuart Mill, On liberty, utilitarianism and other essays. Oxford world's classics.
He was prominent as a publicist in the reforming age of the 19th century, and remains of lasting interest as a logician and an ethical theorist.
Mill's mission in writing On Liberty can perhaps be best understood by looking at how he discussed his work in his Autobiography. Mill wrote that he believed On Liberty to be about "the importance, to man and society, of a large variety in types of character, and of giving full freedom to human nature to expand itself in innumerable and conflicting directions. Mill rejects attempts, either through legal coercion or social pressure, to coerce people's opinions and behavior.
Created by the original team behind SparkNotes, LitCharts are the world's best literature guides. This led to the first debate over whether to give women the right to vote, but Parliament did not pass the bill. Mill began learning Greek when he was just three years old and was fluent in both Greek and Latin by 10 years old. His father even put him in charge of teaching both languages to his younger siblings. On Liberty. Plot Summary.
see other titles in other formats (HTML, facsimile PDF), or to make use of the The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Volume X - Essays on Ethics, Religion, and chronologically, present the development of Mill's Utilitarianism as given in.