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The Utilitarian response : the contemporary viability of utilitarian political philosophy

Responsibility edited by Lincoln Allison
Series Sage modern politics series ; v. 24
Material Type Book
Publisher London : Sage
Year 1990
Language English
Size 218 p. ; 22 cm
Abstract This book explores the capacity of utilitarianism to respond to the challenge of theories such as those of Rawls, Nozick and Dworkin, which focus primarily on the individual. Its central questions c...ncern the intellectual coherence and moral acceptability of utilitarian answers to important problems, including health care, punishment and electoral arrangements. Its key themes are the relationship between private ethics and public policy, between utility and freedom, utility and democracy, and the role and limitations of states, both internally and internationally. Utilitarian ideas are often treated historically, as though fully developed by Bentham and Mill, or narrowly and technically, as though relaevant only to ethics or only to economics. Offering an assessment which is, by contrast, both contemporary and broad, The Utilitarian Response explores the continuing applicability of utilitarian thought to current practical and interrelated issues of ethics, economics and politics. show more


Central Library ASRS 068172190019326 151.7/U 96/1 1990

Bibliographic details

Notes Papers first presented at a component workshop at the Joint Sessions of Works of the European Consortium for Political Research held in Rimini, Italy, April 1988 and sponsored by the University of Bologna
Includes bibliography and index
Authors Allison, Lincoln, 1946-
Università di Bologna
European Consortium for Political Research. Joint Sessions of Workshops (1988 : Rimini, Italy)
Subjects PRECIS:Utilitarianism
LCSH:Utilitarianism -- Congresses  All Subject Search
LCSH:Political science -- Philosophy -- Congresses  All Subject Search
LCSH:Ethics -- Congresses  All Subject Search
Classification LCC:B843
ID 1000100893
ISBN 0803982739
NCID BA09929378
Vol ISBN:0803982739 ; PRICE:£25.00
NBN B8952691
Created Date 2009.09.10
Modified Date 2009.09.10

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