God the Good and Utilitarianism

God  the Good  and Utilitarianism
Author: John Perry
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN: 1107050758
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God the Good and Utilitarianism Book Excerpt:

Is ethics about happiness? Aristotle thought so and for centuries Christians agreed, until utilitarianism raised worries about where this would lead. In this volume, Peter Singer, leading utilitarian philosopher and controversial defender of infanticide and euthanasia, addresses this question in conversation with Christian ethicists and secular utilitarians. Their engagement reveals surprising points of agreement and difference on questions of moral theory, the history of ethics, and current issues such as climate change, abortion, poverty and animal rights. The volume explores the advantages and pitfalls of basing morality on happiness; if ethics is teleological, is its proper aim the subjective satisfaction of preferences? Or is human flourishing found in objective goods: friendship, intellectual curiosity, meaningful labour? This volume provides a timely review of how utilitarians and Christians conceive of the good, and will be of great interest to those studying religious ethics, philosophy of religion and applied ethics.

God the Good and Utilitarianism

God  the Good  and Utilitarianism
Author: John Perry
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN: 1107729831
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God the Good and Utilitarianism Book Excerpt:

Is ethics about happiness? Aristotle thought so and for centuries Christians agreed, until utilitarianism raised worries about where this would lead. In this volume, Peter Singer, leading utilitarian philosopher and controversial defender of infanticide and euthanasia, addresses this question in conversation with Christian ethicists and secular utilitarians. Their engagement reveals surprising points of agreement and difference on questions of moral theory, the history of ethics, and current issues such as climate change, abortion, poverty and animal rights. The volume explores the advantages and pitfalls of basing morality on happiness; if ethics is teleological, is its proper aim the subjective satisfaction of preferences? Or is human flourishing found in objective goods: friendship, intellectual curiosity, meaningful labour? This volume provides a timely review of how utilitarians and Christians conceive of the good, and will be of great interest to those studying religious ethics, philosophy of religion and applied ethics.

God the Good and Utilitarianism

God  the Good  and Utilitarianism
Author: John Perry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9781107724136
Category: Christian ethics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God the Good and Utilitarianism Book Excerpt:

Brings secular utilitarians and Christian ethicists together around the work of Peter Singer, the world's most controversial contemporary philosopher.

The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism

The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism
Author: Ben Eggleston,Dale E. Miller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-01-30
ISBN: 1139867482
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism Book Excerpt:

Utilitarianism, the approach to ethics based on the maximization of overall well-being, continues to have great traction in moral philosophy and political thought. This Companion offers a systematic exploration of its history, themes, and applications. First, it traces the origins and development of utilitarianism via the work of Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Henry Sidgwick, and others. The volume then explores issues in the formulation of utilitarianism, including act versus rule utilitarianism, actual versus expected consequences, and objective versus subjective theories of well-being. Next, utilitarianism is positioned in relation to Kantianism and virtue ethics, and the possibility of conflict between utilitarianism and fairness is considered. Finally, the volume explores the modern relevance of utilitarianism by considering its practical implications for contemporary controversies such as military conflict and global warming. The volume will be an important resource for all those studying moral philosophy, political philosophy, political theory, and history of ideas.

Mill s Utilitarianism

Mill s  Utilitarianism
Author: Henry R. West
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2010-06-15
ISBN: 144112358X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mill s Utilitarianism Book Excerpt:

In Mill's 'Utilitarianism': A Reader's Guide, Henry R. West offers a clear, thorough and detailed review of the key themes and a lucid commentary that will enable readers to rapidly navigate the text. Geared towards the specific requirements of students who need to reach a sound understanding of the text as a whole, the guide explores the complex and important ideas inherent in the text and provides a cogent survey of the reception and influence of Mill's seminal work.

Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism
Author: Geoffrey Scarre
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-09-24
ISBN: 1000158829
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism Book Excerpt:

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.

Liberal Utilitarianism and Applied Ethics

Liberal Utilitarianism and Applied Ethics
Author: Matti Hayry
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN: 1134899750
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberal Utilitarianism and Applied Ethics Book Excerpt:

Liberal Utilitarianism and Applied Ethics explores the foundations of early utilitarianism and, at the same time, the theoretical bases of social ethics and policy in modern Western welfare states. Matti Hayry sees the main reason for utilitarianism's growing disrepute among moral philosophers is that its principles cannot legitimately be extended to situations where the basic needs of the individuals involved are in conflict. He is able to formulate a solution to this fundamental problem by arguing convincingly that by combining a limited version of liberal utilitarianism and the methods of applied ethics, we are able to define our moral duties and rights. Liberal Utilitarianism and Applied Ethics will appeal to students and teachers of philosophy who are interested in the doctrine of utilitarianism or in ethical decison-making.

Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics

Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics
Author: Steve Wilkens
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2011-08-02
ISBN: 0830869077
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics Book Excerpt:

Steve Wilkens exposes the complex ethical systems lurking behind the most common slogans of our culture, offering a Christian evaluation of each. In this revised and expanded edition, the author has updated his introductory remarks about each ethical system and has included new chapters on evolutionary ethics and narrative ethics.

An Examination of the Utilitarian Philosophy

An Examination of the Utilitarian Philosophy
Author: John Grote
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 362
Release: 1870
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Morale
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Understanding Utilitarianism

Understanding Utilitarianism
Author: Tim Mulgan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-12-05
ISBN: 1317493400
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Utilitarianism Book Excerpt:

Utilitarianism - a philosophy based on the principle of the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people - has been hugely influential over the past two centuries. Beyond ethics or morality, utilitarian assumptions and arguments abound in modern economic and political life, especially in public policy. An understanding of utilitarianism is indeed essential to any understanding of contemporary society. "Understanding Utilitarianism" presents utilitarianism very much as a living tradition. The book begins with a summary of the classical utilitarianism of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Subsequent chapters trace the development of the central themes of utilitarian thought over the twentieth century, covering such questions as: What is happiness? Is happiness the only valuable thing? Is utilitarianism about acts or rules or institutions? Is utilitarianism unjust, or implausibly demanding, or impractical? and Where might utilitarianism go in the future?

A History of English Utilitarianism

A History of English Utilitarianism
Author: Ernest Albee
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN: 1317832167
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of English Utilitarianism Book Excerpt:

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Nature of God

The Nature of God
Author: Edward R. Wierenga
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN: 1501711652
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nature of God Book Excerpt:

The Nature of God explores a perennial problem in the philosophy of religion. Drawing upon developments in philosophy, most notably those in philosophical logic, Edward R. Wierenga examines the traditional divine attributes of omnipotence, omniscience, eternity, timelessness, immutability, and goodness. His philosophically defensible formulations of the nature of God are in accord with the views of classical theists. The author provides an account of each of the divine attributes by stating in contemporary terms what such classical theists as Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas wrote about the nature of God; he then seeks to determine whether one can defend the ascription of traditional divine attributes to God against philosophical objections. Clearly written and comprehensive, The Nature of God contains a wealth of illuminating and original material on a central topic in the philosophy of religion

God the Creator and Lord of All

God  the Creator and Lord of All
Author: Samuel Harris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: God
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Utilitarianism and Other Essays

Utilitarianism and Other Essays
Author: Jeremy Bentham,John Stuart Mill
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004-02-05
ISBN: 0141908211
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism and Other Essays Book Excerpt:

One of the most important nineteenth-century schools of thought, Utilitarianism propounds the view that the value or rightness of an action rests in how well it promotes the welfare of those affected by it, aiming for 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number'. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was the movement's founder, as much a social reformer as a philosopher. His greatest interpreter, John Stuart Mill (1806-73), set out to humanize Bentham's pragmatic Utilitarianism by balancing the claims of reason and the imagination, individuality and social well-being in essays such as 'Bentham', 'Coleridge' and, above all, Utilitarianism. The works by Bentham and Mill collected in this volume show the creation and development of a system of ethics that has had an enduring influence on moral philosophy and legislative policy.

Utilitarianism Explained and Exemplified in Moral and Political Government

Utilitarianism Explained and Exemplified in Moral and Political Government
Author: Charles Tennant
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 463
Release: 1864
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Utilitarianism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Utilitarianism Explained and Exemplified in Moral and Political Government

Utilitarianism Explained and Exemplified in Moral and Political Government
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 463
Release: 1864
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism Explained and Exemplified in Moral and Political Government Book Excerpt:

Utilitarianism Explained and Exemplified in Moral and Political Government Being a Reply to John Stuart Mill s Work Entitled Utilitarianism

Utilitarianism Explained and Exemplified in Moral and Political Government   Being a Reply to John Stuart Mill s Work Entitled  Utilitarianism
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 463
Release: 1864
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism Explained and Exemplified in Moral and Political Government Being a Reply to John Stuart Mill s Work Entitled Utilitarianism Book Excerpt:

Utilitarianism Ed Heydt

Utilitarianism   Ed  Heydt
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2010-08-06
ISBN: 1770482598
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Utilitarianism Ed Heydt Book Excerpt:

John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism is a philosophical defense of utilitarianism, a moral theory stating that right actions are those that tend to promote overall happiness. The essay first appeared as a series of articles published in Fraser’s Magazine in 1861; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in 1863. Mill discusses utilitarianism in some of his other works, including On Liberty and The Subjection of Women, but Utilitarianism contains his only sustained defence of the theory. In this Broadview Edition, Colin Heydt provides a substantial introduction that will enable readers to understand better the polemical context for Utilitarianism. Heydt shows, for example, how Mill’s moral philosophy grew out of political engagement, rather than exclusively out of a speculative interest in determining the nature of morality. Appendices include precedents to Mill’s work, reactions to Utilitarianism, and related writings by Mill.

A New Approach to Utilitarianism

A New Approach to Utilitarianism
Author: C.L. Sheng
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401131929
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Approach to Utilitarianism Book Excerpt:

1.1 Utilitarian Theories This book is a monograph on moral philosophy and social philosophy, particularly the part of the philosophy of economics that is related to the general distribution problem. It presents a comprehensive ethical theory, together with an application of the theory to distributive justice. The viewpoint of this theory is utilitarian. However, this theory is different in some crucial points, as well as in minor details, from all existing forms of utilitarianism. Moral philosophy deals essentially with the moral judgment of actions, i. e., whether a moral action is right or wrong, good or bad. The judgment is usually based on a line of logical reasoning, which can be traced to a final reason called the justification or ultimate principle. An ethical theory is a self-consistent system built upon a basic, or ultimate, principle. An ultimate principle can never be rigorously proven, and is not unique. Different philosophers establish different ethical theories upon different principles. Therefore, in the history of development of moral philosophy, there have been a large number of ethical theories and schools. Even wi thin the same school having the same ultimate principle, different philosophers may have different versions of the theory, because of small variations in the interpretation of the ultimate principle or in the elaboration of the details.

Al Taw d

Al Taw     d
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Islam
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Al Taw d Book Excerpt: