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Utilitarianism; On Liberty; On Representative Government (Everyman's University Paperbacks)

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The Oxford Philosophical Texts series consists of authoritative teaching editions of canonical texts in the history of philosophy from the ancient world down to modern times. Each volume provides a clear, well laid out text together with a comprehensive introduction by a leading specialist, providing the student with detailed critical guidance on the intellectual context o ...more
Hardcover, 412 pages
Published January 15th 1991 by Dutton Adult
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A critical chapter in the history of political philosophy. Reading the book again after having read about wars and postcolonialism - made me wonder how awfully wrong and catastrophic can a harmless, eloquent rational prose become over time.

Mill clarifies that reminding a traveller of his goals does not imply that he must ignore other signposts - much the way utilitarianism doesn't preclude other ethical goals. Yet his worries often seem focussed on the welfare of the political class he belonged
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John Stuart Mill, British philosopher, political economist, civil servant and Member of Parliament, was an influential liberal thinker of the 19th century. He was an exponent of utilitarianism, an ethical theory developed by Jeremy Bentham, although his conception of it was very different from Bentham's.
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