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Happiness and Utility brings together experts on utilitarianism to explore the concept of happiness within the utilitarian tradition, situating it in earlier eighteenth-century thinkers and working through some of its developments at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Drawing on a range of philosophical and historical approaches to the study of the central idea of utilitarianism, the chapters provide a rich set of insights into a founding component of ethics and modern political and economic thought, as well as political and economic practice. In doing so, the chapters examine the multiple dimensions of utilitarianism and the contested interpretations of this standard for judgement in morality and public policy. The chapters are written in celebration of the career of Professor Frederick Rosen. They follow his work by concentrating on Bentham and the two Mills, and by the subtleties and sophistication of their understanding of one of the most alluring but elusive ideas of modern times. The volume will be of interest not only to admirers of Rosen but to academics and postgraduate students in disciplines such as Philosophy, Political Theory, History of Political Thought, Legal Theory and Legal History.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page
  2. p. i
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  1. Image of Frederick Rosen
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of contributors
  2. pp. vii-xiii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. xiv
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  1. 1. Introduction: Happiness, Utility and the Republic of Letters
  2. Mark Philp, Georgios Varouxakis
  3. pp. 1-19
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  1. 2. Happiness and Interests in Politics: A Late-Enlightenment Debate
  2. Emmanuelle de Champs
  3. pp. 20-39
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  1. 3. Jeremy Bentham and the Spanish Constitution of 1812
  2. Philip Schofield
  3. pp. 40-58
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  1. 4. Scepticism and Epicureanism: From David Hume to J. S. Mill
  2. James Moore
  3. pp. 59-80
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  1. 5. Bentham on ‘Hume’s Virtues’
  2. José L. Tasset
  3. pp. 81-97
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  1. 6. Shaftesbury, Hutcheson and Mill on Pleasure and Virtue
  2. Roger Crisp
  3. pp. 98-117
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  1. 7. ‘The First Article to Look to is Power’: Bentham, Happiness and the Capability Approach
  2. Michael Quinn
  3. pp. 118-142
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  1. 8. Jeremy Bentham and President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms
  2. Manuel Escamilla-Castillo
  3. pp. 143-160
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  1. 9. James Mill on Happiness
  2. Antis Loizides
  3. pp. 161-183
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  1. 10. Bentham, Mill, Stoicism and Higher Pleasures
  2. Jonathan Riley
  3. pp. 184-206
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  1. 11. Individualist and Totalizing Ethical Thinking in Mill’s Utilitarianism
  2. John Charvet
  3. pp. 207-224
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  1. 12. Mill and Democracy: Taking William Buckley Seriously
  2. Alan Ryan
  3. pp. 225-245
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  1. 13. John Stuart Mill and the Jewish Question: Broadening the Utilitarian Maximand
  2. Samuel Hollander
  3. pp. 246-268
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  1. 14. The Failure of Planned Happiness: The Rise and Fall of British Home Colonies
  2. Barbara Arneil
  3. pp. 269-288
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  1. 15. Making Better Sense of Ideal Utilitarianism
  2. David Weinstein
  3. pp. 289-312
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 313-318
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781787350489
Related ISBN(s)
9781787350496
MARC Record
OCLC
1127388050
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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