Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the by Krister Bykvist

By Krister Bykvist

Utilitarianism is the moral conception complex through Jeremy Bentham, J.S. Mill, and Henry Sidgwick and has contributed considerably to modern ethical and political philosophy. but it's not with no controversy and is a topic that scholars can usually locate really complicated. Utilitarianism: A advisor for the Perplexed bargains a concise, but absolutely finished creation to utilitarianism, its old roots, key subject matters, and present debates.
Krister Bykvist offers a survey of the trendy debate approximately utilitarianism and is going directly to assessment utilitarianism compared to different theories, particularly advantage ethics and Kantianism. Bykvist deals a serious exam of utilitarianism, distinguishing difficulties which are certain to utilitarianism from those who are shared through different ethical theories. targeting the issues certain to utilitarianism, the ebook presents a well-balanced evaluation of the place the speculation is going off target and is short of revision. Geared in the direction of the explicit specifications of scholars who have to succeed in a legitimate figuring out of utilitarianism, this e-book serves as an excellent significant other to review of this influential and hard of philosophical concepts.

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