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Utilitarianism

Responsibility Geoffrey Scarre
Series The problems of philosophy : their past and present
Material Type Book
Publisher London ; New York : Routledge
Year 1996
Language English
Size viii, 225 p. ; 22 cm
Abstract Surveying the historical development and the present condition of utilitarian ethics, Geoffrey Scarre examines the major philosophers from Lao Tzu in the fifth century BC to Richard Hare in the twent...eth. Utilitarianism traces the 'doctrine of utility' from the moralists of the ancient world, through the Enlightenment and Victorian utilitarianism up to the lively debate of the present day. Utilitarianism today faces challenges on several fronts: it cannot warrant the drawing of adequate protective boundaries around the essential interests of individuals, and it does not allow them the space to pursue the personal concerns which give meaning to their lives. Geoffrey Scarre considers these and other charges, and concludes that whilst utilitarianism may not be a faultless moral doctrine, its positions are relevant, and significant today. Written with undergraduates in mind, this is an ideal course book for those studying and those teaching moral philosophy.
Surveying the historical development and the present condition of utilitarian ethics, Geoffrey Scarre examines the major philosophers from Lao Tzu in the fifth century BC to Richard Hare in the twentieth. Utilitarianism traces the 'doctrine of utility' from the moralists of the ancient world, through the Enlightenment and Victorian utilitarianism up to the lively debate of the present day. Utilitarianism today faces challenges on several fronts: it cannot warrant the drawing of adequate protective boundaries around the essential interests of individuals, and it does not allow them the space to pursue the personal concerns which give meaning to their lives. Geoffrey Scarre considers these and other charges, and concludes that whilst utilitarianism may not be a faultless moral doctrine, its positions are relevant, and significant today. Written with undergraduates in mind, this is an ideal course book for those studying and those teaching moral philosophy.
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hbk Central Library 2C_1‐14 005211996026234 哲学/404E/266 1996

DESIGN LIBRARY, 3rd floor 072032196004698 151.7/Sc1 1996

Bibliographic details

Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-221) and index
Authors *Scarre, Geoffrey
Subjects LCSH:Ethics
LCSH:Utilitarianism
Classification NDC9:151.7
LCC:BJ1012
DC20:171/.5
NDC8:151.7
ID 1000149488
ISBN 0415095271
NCID BA27799944
Vol : hbk ; ISBN:0415095271
: pbk ; ISBN:0415121973
Created Date 2009.09.11
Modified Date 2009.09.16

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