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Miller, Dale

John Stuart Mill

Miller, Dale - John Stuart Mill, ebook

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This book offers a clear and highly readable introduction to the ethical and social-political philosophy of John Stuart Mill.

Dale E. Miller argues for a "utopian" reading of Mill's utilitarianism. He analyses Mill's views on happiness and goes on to show the practical, social and political implications that can be drawn from his utilitarianism, especially in relation to the construction of morality, individual freedom, democratic reform, and economic organization. By highlighting the utopian thinking which lies at the heart of Mill's theories, Miller shows that rather than allowing for well-being for the few, Mill believed that a society must do everything in its power to see to it that each individual can enjoy a genuinely happy life if the happiness of its members is to be maximized. Miller provides a cogent and careful account of the main arguments offered by Mill, considers the critical responses to his work, and assesses its legacy for contemporary philosophy.

Lucidly and persuasively written, this book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars seeking to understand the continued importance of Mill's thinking.

Keywords: Political & Economic Philosophy, Political theory, Political philosophy, John Stuart Mill, utilitarianism, liberal theory, history of political thought, nineteenth century philosophy

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2010
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
PCTS-Polity Classic Thinkers series
Page amount
264 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745654782
Printed ISBN
9780745625843

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