Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Classical Utilitarianism from Hume to Mill by Frederick Rosen

This book presents a new and controversial analysis of the idea of utility, its role in the foundation of morality, and its connection with justice and liberty, from Hume's Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals to J.S. Mill's On Liberty and Utilitarianism. The book is situated within the philosophical context of the earlier Epicurean tradition with its emphasis on pleasure, pain and utility on which the main figures discussed in this book - Hume, Smith, Helvetius, Bentham, Paley, and J.S. Mill - drew. The author defines a classical utilitarian tradition, which in turn is defended as a coherent context for understanding important arguments in moral and political philosophy concerned with justice, rights, liberty, individuality, equality, and democracy. Classical Utilitarianism from Hume to Mill utilizes a number of disciplines, such as moral and political philosophy, political and social theory, intellectual history, the history of philosophy, and the history of economic thought to present a unique study in two parts. Part I includes chapters on such topics as the major figures in the Scottish and French Enlightenments, Smith and Bentham on the entrepreneur, the religious utilitarianism of Paley, and Mill's critique of Carlyle and the defence of Bentham. Part II defends classical utilitarianism against a number of common contemporary criticisms concerned with the punishment of the innocent, the sacrifice of some for the happiness of others, democratic despotism or majority tyranny, and the impoverished state of negative liberty.

Buy Classical Utilitarianism from Hume to Mill by Frederick Rosen from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415220941
ISBN-10: 0415220947
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Classical Utilitarianism from Hume to Mill by Frederick Rosen

Book Reviews - Classical Utilitarianism from Hume to Mill by Frederick Rosen

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Classical Utilitarianism from Hume to Mill book by Frederick Rosen and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Frederick Rosen

Frederick Rosen is Professor of the History of Political Thought at University College London. He has served as General Editor of The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, Director of the Jeremy Bentham Project, and Director of the Centre for Politics, Law and Society at UCL. Among his books are Jeremy Bentham and Representative Democracy(1983) and Bentham, Byron and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought (1992). He has co-edited several books, was the founding editor of Utilitas, and has contributed numerous articles to various learned journals.

Books By Frederick Rosen

Mill by Frederick Rosen
Hardback, January 2013
$116.05 $128.95
Jeremy Bentham and Representative Democracy by Frederick Rosen
Hardback, May 1983
$204.26 $226.95
Jeremy Bentham by Frederick Rosen
Hardback, November 2017
$198.90 $221.00
Classical Utilitarianism from Hume to Mill by Frederick Rosen
Paperback, May 2006
$66.59 $73.99