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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism,9781350021662

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism

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Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1/26/2017
Publisher(s): Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

The idea of utility as a value, goal or principle in political, moral and economic life has a long and rich history. Now available in paperback, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism captures the complex history and the multi-faceted character of utilitarianism, making it the first work of its kind to bring together all the various aspects of the tradition for comparative study.

With more than 200 entries on the authors and texts recognised as having built the tradition of utilitarian thinking, it covers issues and critics that have arisen at every stage. There are entries on Plato, Epicurus, and Confucius and progenitors of the theory like John Gay and David Hume, together with political economists, legal scholars, historians and commentators.

Cross-referenced throughout, each entry consists of an explanation of the topic, a bibliography of works and suggestions for further reading. Providing fresh juxtapositions of issues and arguments in utilitarian studies and written by a team of respected scholars, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism is an authoritative and valuable resource.

Author Biography

James E. Crimmins is Professor of Political Theory at Huron University College, The University of Western Ontario. His books include Secular Utilitarianism (1990), On Bentham (2004), and with Catherine Fuller (ed.), Church-of-Englandism and its Catechism Examined: The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham (2011).

Table of Contents

Preface
Entries and Contributors
Entries A-Z
125 bio-critical articles
85 topical articles

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