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Political Thought In England: The Utilitarians From Bentham To J. S. Mill

William L. Davidson

Political Thought In England: The Utilitarians From Bentham To J. S. Mill is a book written by William L. Davidson that explores the development of utilitarianism in England during the 19th century. Utilitarianism is a philosophical theory that argues that the best course of action is the one that maximizes overall happiness or pleasure. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the utilitarian movement, starting with the ideas of Jeremy Bentham and culminating with the work of John Stuart Mill. It examines the key principles of utilitarianism, such as the importance of individual liberty and the role of government in promoting the greatest good for the greatest number of people. Davidson also explores the impact of utilitarianism on various aspects of society, such as law, economics, and social policy. He discusses the debates and controversies surrounding utilitarianism, including criticisms of the theory's emphasis on quantifying happiness and its potential to justify oppressive policies. Overall, Political Thought In England: The Utilitarians From Bentham To J. S. Mill is a detailed and insightful analysis of one of the most influential philosophical movements in English history. It provides readers with a deeper understanding of utilitarianism and its impact on modern political thought.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 15th, 2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.58in - 0.84lb
  • EAN: 9781428600461
  • Categories: Europe - Great Britain - GeneralEssaysGeneral