Major Texts in Philosophy (PHIL*3410)
Term: Fall 2014
Utilitarianism was the dominant theory in English-speaking ethics and social and political philosophy for more than 150 years. It has been influential not only philosophically but also in the real world; from the beginning, utilitarian philosophers set out to improve the world. In this course, we will study the two best-known 19th-century utilitarians, Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill.
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