Link to this page


  • Access to this page:16 times

  • Number of loans:3 times
    (Number of loans in 1 year:0 times)

Utilitarian ethics

Responsibility Anthony Quinton
Material Type Book
Edition 2nd ed
Publisher London : Duckworth
Year 1989
Language English
Size xii, 116 p. ; 22 cm
Abstract Anthony Quinton's concise study of utilitarianism, which has been long been unavailable, is generally acknowledged as the best introduction to the subject. This edition includes a new preface surveyi...g recent developments. The book begins with a definition of utilitarianism, and goes on to consider hedonism as a criterion of value and theory of motivation. Early hedonism is surveyed, followed by the emergence of utilitarianism proper with Hume, Tucker and Paley. The contributions of Bentham, James Mill and J.S. Mill are analyzed, with particular attention to J.S. Mill 's arguments concerning the sanction of morality, the proof of the principle of utility and the question of justice and utility. The criticisms of Grote, Sidgwick, Moore and later writers are also appraised. show more


Central Library 4C_1‐135 068152189010082 B 20/Q/3-2 1989

Central Library ASRS 068172190000958 151.4/Q 7/1 1989
: pbk Central Library 2C_15‐21 005212000023738 倫理/E-20/565 1989

Bibliographic details

Notes Previous ed.: London : Macmillan, 1973
Bibliography: p. 114-116
Authors *Quinton, Anthony, 1925-
Subjects LCSH:Utilitarianism
Classification LCC:B843
ID 1000044653
ISBN 071561729X
NCID BA07179153
Vol : ; ISBN:071561729X
: pbk ; ISBN:0715617303
Created Date 2009.09.10
Modified Date 2009.09.14

Similar Items