Utilitarianism – by Mill John Stuart (1863)

John Stuart Mill’s book Utilitarianism is a classic exposition and defence of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles published in Fraser’s Magazine in 1861 (vol. 64, p. 391–406, 525–534, 659–673); the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in 1863. Mill’s aim in the book is to explain what utilitarianism is, to show why it is the best theory of ethics, and to defend it against a wide range of criticisms and misunderstandings. Though heavily criticized both in Mill’s lifetime and in the years since, Utilitarianism did a great deal to popularize utilitarian ethics and has been considered “the most influential philosophical articulation of a liberal humanistic morality that was produced in the nineteenth century.”

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: General Remarks

Chapter 2: What Utilitarianism Is

Chapter 3: Of the Ultimate Sanction of the Principle of Utility

Chapter 4: Of What Sort of Proof the Principle of Utility is Susceptible

Chapter 5: The Connection Between Justice and Utility


Product details

  • Publisher : Reprint Publishing (January 21, 2016)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 102 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 3959401787
  • ISBN-13 : 978-3959401784
  • Lexile measure : 1470L
  • Item Weight : 4.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.23 x 8 inches

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