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A history of utilitarian ethics : studies in private motivation and distributive justice, 1700-1875 /
Samuel Hollander.
imprint
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
description
xxiii, 400 pages ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0367243873, 9780367243876, 9780367243890, 9781000023497, 9781000023763, 9781000024036
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imprint
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
isbn
0367243873
9780367243876
9780367243890
9781000023497
9781000023763
9781000024036
contents note
John Locke, utilitarian ethics and the moral sense -- Lord Shaftesbury, utilitarian ethics and the moral sense -- Two Shaftesbury critics: Bernard Mandeville and John Brown -- Francis Hutcheson and the Hutcheson-Locke relation -- David Hume, utilitarian ethics, the moral sense and distributive justice -- C.A. Helvétius and David Hartley: utilitarian ethics and the moral sense -- Utilitarian ethics in the theory of moral sentiments -- Utilitarian ethics and distributive justice in the wealth of nations -- Bentham, utilitarian ethics and distributive justice -- Bentham in relation to Locke and the eighteenth-century literature -- Malthus and the utilitarians -- Malthus, distributive justice and the equality issue -- Mill, distributive justice and reform -- Mill, ethical progress and personal liberty -- Mill and the moral sense: the return to Bentham (and Hutcheson).
abstract
"In this landmark volume, Samuel Hollander presents a fresh and compelling history of moral philosophy from Locke to John Stuart Mill, showing that a 'moral sense' can actually be considered compatible with utilitarianism. The book also explores the link between utilitarianism and distributive justice. Hollander engages in close textual exegesis of the works relating to individual authors, while never losing sight of the intellectual relationships between them. Tying together the greatest of the British moral philosophers, this volume reveals an unexpected unity of eighteenth and nineteenth century ethical doctrine at both the individual and social level. Essential reading for advanced students and researchers of the history of economic thought, political economy, history of ethics, history of political thought and intellectual history"--
catalogue key
12610702
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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