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





ISBN 9780367785307
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
424 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.



Table of Contents

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.