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A History of Utilitarian Ethics
Studies in Private Motivation and Distributive Justice, 1700-1875




ISBN 9780367243876
Published July 23, 2019 by Routledge
400 Pages

 
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In this landmark volume, Samuel Hollander presents a fresh and compelling history of moral philosophy from Locke to John Stuart Mill, showing that a ‘moral sense’ can actually be considered compatible with utilitarianism. The book also explores the link between utilitarianism and distributive justice.

Hollander engages in close textual exegesis of the works relating to individual authors, while never losing sight of the intellectual relationships between them. Tying together the greatest of the British moral philosophers, this volume reveals an unexpected unity of eighteenth and nineteenth century ethical doctrine at both the individual and social level.

Essential reading for advanced students and researchers of the history of economic thought, political economy, history of ethics, history of political thought and intellectual history.

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Contents

PART I: JOHN LOCKE

Chapter 1: John Locke, Utilitarian Ethics and the Moral Sense


PART II: EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY MORAL-SENSE LITERATURE

Chapter 2: Lord Shaftesbury, Utilitarian Ethics and the Moral Sense

Chapter 3: Two Shaftesbury Critics: Bernard Mandeville and John Brown

Chapter 4: Francis Hutcheson and the Hutcheson-Locke Relationship

Chapter 5: David Hume, Utilitarian Ethics, the Moral Sense and Distributive Justice

Chapter 6: C.A.Helvétius and David Hartley: Utilitarian Ethics and the Moral Sense


PART III: ADAM SMITH

Chapter 7: Utilitarian Ethics in The Theory Of Moral Sentiments 

Chapter 8: Utilitarian Ethics and Distributive Justice in The Wealth Of Nations


PART IV: JEREMY BENTHAM

Chapter 9: Bentham, Utilitarian Ethics and Distributive Justice

Chapter 10: Bentham in Relation To Locke and the Eighteenth-Century Literature


PART V: THOMAS ROBERT MALTHUS

Chapter 11: Malthus and the Utilitarians

Chapter 12: Malthus, Distributive Justice and the Equality Issue


PART VI: JOHN STUART MILL

Chapter 13: Mill, Distributive Justice and Reform

Chapter 14: Mill, Ethical Progress and Personal Liberty

Chapter 15: Mill and The Moral Sense: The Return to Bentham (And Hutcheson)

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Biography

Samuel Hollander is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, Canada, and an Officer in the Order of Canada.