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The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

Bart Schultz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691154770
eISBN:
9781400884957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154770.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book tells the colorful story of the lives and legacies of the founders of utilitarianism—one of the most influential yet misunderstood philosophies of the past two centuries. Best known for ... More


Epilogue

Hilary Gatti

in Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe: From Machiavelli to Milton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163833
eISBN:
9781400866304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163833.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter studies Henry Neville's Plato redivivus (Plato reborn, 1681), a work that continued the discussion of republican rule under the influence of a reading of Machiavelli. It compares and ... More


From Rationality to Morality

James P. Sterba

in From Rationality to Equality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199580767
eISBN:
9780191745836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580767.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter provides a justification of morality. It is based on the claim that the principle of non-question-beggingness favors morality over egoism, where morality is understood to be a ... More


Recent Critics of the Liberty-to-Equality Argument

James P. Sterba

in From Rationality to Equality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199580767
eISBN:
9780191745836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580767.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The argument from liberty to equality presented in the previous chapter has not been without its critics. Accordingly, the argument in its present form owes a great deal to past critiques of its ... More


Ideals and Inconsistency

Paul Weithman

in Why Political Liberalism?: On John Rawls's Political Turn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393033
eISBN:
9780199894901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393033.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Rawls suggests that the inconsistency he found in justice as fairness resulted from his assumption in Theory of Justice that everyone in a just liberal society would affirm the same comprehensive ... More


Thinking Leaving

Branka Arsic

in Deleuze and Space

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618743
eISBN:
9780748671762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618743.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses Deleuze's spatial thought with reference to an American author who Deleuze seldom discusses, but who seems to be implicitly located in the frequent meditations of the figure of ... More


Transformative Revolution: Repairing the Fractured Ethical World

Drucilla Cornell and Kenneth Michael Panfilio

in Symbolic Forms for a New Humanity: Cultural and Racial Reconfigurations of Critical Theory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232505
eISBN:
9780823235643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232505.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines how colonial legacy was parasitically infected with a white consciousness that established itself though a symbolic form of anti-black racism. It discusses the work of Steve ... More


Introduction

Bart Schultz

in The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691154770
eISBN:
9781400884957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154770.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book presents biographical/philosophical sketches of the founders of classical utilitarianism such as William Godwin, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, and Henry Sidgwick. The great irony of the ... More


Henry Sidgwick and Beyond

Bart Schultz

in The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691154770
eISBN:
9781400884957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154770.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Henry Sidgwick's utilitarianism. It first considers Sidgwick's agnosticism before discussing his views on subjects ranging from hedonism and colonialism to poverty, common-sense ... More


Epilogue

Bart Schultz

in The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691154770
eISBN:
9781400884957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154770.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book has explored some of the doubts and possibilities for different readings of the classical utilitarians, both positive and negative. It has shown how William Godwin, Jeremy Bentham, John ... More


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