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- On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays
- On Liberty
- John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism
- Utilitarianism and Other Essays
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On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays
While many of his immediate predecessors and contemporaries, from Adam Smith to Godwin and Thoreau, had celebrated liberty, it was Mill who organized the idea into a philosophy, and put it into the form in which it is generally known today. The editor of this essay, Gertrude Himmelfarb records responses to Mill's books and comments on his fear of 'the tyranny of the majority'. Dr Himmelfarb concludes that the same inconsistencies which underlie On Liberty continue to complicate the moral and political stance of liberals today. John Stuart Mill - 73 formed the Utilitarian Society which met to read and discuss essays. Jeremy Bentham - set out to theorize a simple and equitable legal system.
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. He was educated exclusively by his father, who was a strict disciplinarian. He had also read a great deal of history in English. At the age of eight he started Latin , the geometry of Euclid , and algebra and began to teach the younger children of the family. His main reading was still history, but he went through all the Latin and Greek authors commonly read in the schools and universities and, by the age of 10 could read Plato and the Athenian statesman Demosthenes with ease. In the following year he was introduced to political economy and studied the work of the Scottish political economist and philosopher Adam Smith and that of the English economist David Ricardo.
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.
John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism
General You can access the appropriate elements of the John Stuart Mill opus online here. Indeed, while you are there, you can check out Bentham as well. It would do you no harm at all to read his An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation , to get a clear sense of how the Mill and Bentham versions of the doctrine differ. Our list of topics will be somewhat different from theirs, and our recommended reading will differ too. But you are welcome to use the Faculty list as yet one more resource.
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Utilitarianism and Other Essays
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. Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5.
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.
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. The works by Bentham and Mill collected in this volume show the creation and development of a system of ethics that has had an enduring influence on moral philosophy and legislative policy. John Stuart Mill. John Stuart Mill was educated by his father and through his influence obtained a clerkship at India House. He formed the Utilitarian Society which met to read and discuss essays, and in he edited Bentham's Treatise upon Evidence.