Mill on Utilitarianism by Roger CrispMill was one of the most important British philosophers of the nineteenth century; his Utilitarianism is a pivotal work in ethical thought. This book, written specifically for students coming to Mill - and perhaps philosophy - for the first time, will be an ideal guide.
Mill on Utilitarianism introduces and assesses:
* Mills life and the background of Utilitarianism
* the ideas and text of Utilitarianism
* the continuing importance of Mills work to philosophy
This is the first book dedicated to Utilitarianism itself. Concisely written and engaging, it is perfect reading for those studying Mill or moral philosophy.
Mill on Utilitarianism (Routledge Philosophy Guidebooks)
Mill , was a British philosopher, political economist, and civil servant. One of the most influential thinkers in the history of classical liberalism , he contributed widely to social theory , political theory , and political economy. Dubbed "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century",  Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state and social control. Mill was a proponent of utilitarianism , an ethical theory developed by his predecessor Jeremy Bentham. He contributed to the investigation of scientific methodology , though his knowledge of the topic was based on the writings of others, notably William Whewell , John Herschel , and Auguste Comte , and research carried out for Mill by Alexander Bain.
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Utilitarianism - John Stuart Mill
General You can access the appropriate elements of the John Stuart Mill opus online here. Indeed, while you are there, you can check out Bentham as well. It would do you no harm at all to read his An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation , to get a clear sense of how the Mill and Bentham versions of the doctrine differ. Our list of topics will be somewhat different from theirs, and our recommended reading will differ too. But you are welcome to use the Faculty list as yet one more resource. You will also need at least one secondary source. There are many of them.