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This book presents a new interpretation of the principle of utility in moral and political theory based on the writings of the classical utilitarians from Hume to J.S. Mill. Discussion of utility in writers such as Adam Smith, William Paley and Jeremy Bentham is included.
'Rosen offers a provocative thesis, particularly concerning Hume and Smith, which critics will certainly have to answer.'
Duncan Kelly, University of Sheffield, Political Studies Review