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John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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coverThe Cambridge Companion to Mill (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) by John Skorupski (Editor).  

John Stuart Mill is one of the greatest thinkers of the 19th century. His impact on modern culture and thought has been immense, and his continuing importance for contemporary philosophy and social thought is widely recognized. This companion furnishes the reader with a systematic and up-to-date account of the many facets of Mill's thought and influence. New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Mill currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Mill..

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Utilitarianism  (Archived)

Read John Stuart Mill's work regarding the philosophy of utilitarianism. Includes a section about the connection between justice and utility.

Society for Utilitarian Studies

International Society for Utilitarian Studies (ISUS) of utilitarianism and Bentham. 

International Society for Utilitarian Studies (ISUS)  
International Society for Utilitarian Studies (ISUS) of utilitarianism and Bentham. Homepage of the society and reviews of Bentham's books.  

Site Includes:

  • Utilitarian Glossary
  • Utilitarianism (Glenn Everett)
  • Utilitarianism (Catholic Encyclopedia)
  • Utilitarianism (J.S.Mill)
  • The Utilitarian Foundations Of Collectivism (Axel Davies on Bentham)
  • Rule Utilitarianism
  • Rule Utilitarianism (Internet Encyclopedia)
  • Ethics Updates
  • J.S.Mill (Internet Encyclopedia)
  • The Principle of Utility (J.S.Mill)
  • Questions on JS Mill
  • Mill (Harry Gensler)
  • Consequentialism (Harry Gensler)
  • Consequentialism
  • Panetics
  • A Critique of Elie Hal√©vy (Francisco Vergara)
  • Animal Liberation (Peter Singer)
  • Wirehead Hedonism
  • Paradise-Engineering
  • The Hedonistic Imperative
  • The Post-Darwinian Transition
  • A critique of Huxley's Brave New World
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Mill's On Liberty:  Critical EssaysMill's on Liberty : Critical Essays 
by Gerald Dworkin (Editor),John Stuart Mill's On Liberty (1860) continues to shape modern Western conceptions of individual freedom. In this volume, eight leading Mill scholars comment on this landmark work. Their essays, selected for their importance and accessibility, serve as an excellent introduction to this foundational text. Designed with political philosophy and philosophy of law courses in mind, this collection is also useful for courses devoted to Mill at either the undergraduate or graduate level.


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 Formal Transgression : John Stuart Mill's Argument for Colonization (Philosophy and the Global Context)

Formal Transgression by Eddy M. Souffrant. This book is an important contribution to the emerging field of ethics and international affairs. Eddy Souffrant delieneates John Stuart Mill's philosophy of international relations, showing how a particular philosopher engaged with his world through philosophical analysis. Souffrant offers a critique of that engagment, and he suggests a number of theoretical and practical implications of Mill's work for contemporary domestic and global issues. The book argues that Mill's support for colonization is consistent with his overall philosophy of international relations, but demonstrates that only an additional independent analysis of colonization could find fault with both Mill's argument for and his support of colonization. The book includes an analysis of utilitarian group responsibility. Although Mill's concept of group responsibility is narrowly construed, Souffrant concludes with the claims that Mill's philosophy of international relations extends his social and political philosophy and that an ethics of international affairs privileges fundamentally a concept of group responsibility.


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