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Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism

D. Weinstein

Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism

by D. Weinstein

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Liberalism,
  • Utilitarianism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references ( p.204-214) and index.

    StatementD. Weinstein.
    SeriesIdeas in context -- 83
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC574 .W43 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 221 p. ;
    Number of Pages221
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20749775M
    ISBN 100521875285
    ISBN 109780521875288
    LC Control Number2008295873

    Utilitarianism, in normative ethics, a tradition stemming from the late 18th- and 19th-century English philosophers and economists Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill according to which an action is right if it tends to promote happiness and wrong if it tends to produce the reverse of happiness.   Utilitarianism: A philosophy that bases the moral worth of an action upon the number of people it gives happiness or pleasure to. A utilitarian philosophy is used Author: Will Kenton.

    Utilitarianism is a utopian system, meaning that it is an idealized system resting on a number of presumptions about human behavior. If all of those presumptions about human behavior were true - meaning in this case that humans had clear, consiste. Utilitarianism is a theory in ethics that believes in the maximization of things for the benefit of the whole society. It is a form of consequentialism. The goal is commonly referred to as happiness or pleasure. It can be summed up to a general statement which states: “The promotion of the greater good for the greatest number”.

    Title: POLITICAL LIBERALISM (Book). Created Date: ZFile Size: 1MB. Here you go: Rawls develops and defends a new theory of justice, he provides a new way to extend some of the basic ideas in the social contract tradition, his text was crucial in resurrecting Kantian moral theory, his work has helped to bring constructivist meta-ethical positions back into prominence, the book develops some new and influential Cited by:


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Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism by D. Weinstein Download PDF EPUB FB2

Through careful interpretation of each, Weinstein shows how these theorists brought together themes from idealism, perfectionism and especially utilitarianism to create the new liberalism. Like Mill, they were committed to liberalising consequentialism and systematising by: 6.

Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In this study, David Weinstein argues that nineteent Ratings: 0. Get this from a library. Utilitarianism and the new liberalism.

[D Weinstein] -- In this groundbreaking study, David Weinstein argues that nineteenth-century English New Liberalism was considerably more indebted to classical English utilitarianism than the received view holds.

Through careful interpretation of each, Weinstein shows how these theorists brought together themes from idealism, perfectionism and especially utilitarianism to create the new liberalism. Like Mill, they were committed to liberalising consequentialism and systematising : D. Weinstein. Cambridge University Press - Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism - by D.

Weinstein Excerpt. CHAPTER 1 Introduction ANALYTICAL POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY AND THE HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT. The converging currents of Anglo-American political theory have swept away much Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism book English political theory’s distinctiveness including the latter’s greater Pages: PDF | Utilitarianism and the New Liberalism.

By WeinsteinDavid. New York: Cambridge University Press, p. $ - Volume 7 Issue 2 - Colin Tyler | Find, read and cite all the research Author: Colin Tyler. Idealism, utilitarianism and the New Liberalism 5 Kant and Hegel 11 The argument 15 Conclusion 19 PART I CONSEQUENTIALIST PERFECTIONISM 21 2 Between Kantianism and utilitarianism: T.H.

Green 23 Introduction 23 Bradley 25 Freedom, moral rights and self-realization 34 Utilitarianism proper and improved utilitarianism Utilitarianism/9 formula should be correctly understood. I believe that the very imper-fect notion ordinarily formed of its meaning, is the chief obstacle which impedes its reception; and that could it be cleared, even from only the grosser misconceptions, the question would be greatly simplified, and a large proportion of its difficulties removed.

The book provided the clearest distillation of American liberalism to date: “The use of Hamiltonian means to achieve Jeffersonian ends.” From the foundation of this country, there was a great debate between Hamiltonians, who had a vision of a strong state, and Jeffersonians, who advocated a yeoman’s republic with limited government.

This is a book about liberal democratic values and their implications for the design of political institutions. Its distinctive feature is the use of some simple mathematical techniques (known as social choice theory) to clarify and defend a rather complex utilitarian conception of the liberal democratic 'way of life' based on John Stuart Mill's : Jonathan Riley.

Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill John Stuart Mill's book Utilitarianism is a classic exposition and defense of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles published in Fraser's Magazine in ; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in /5.

Review of the hardback:'This is a collection of authoritative essays on utilitarianism, justice, and liberalism by eminent scholars. The editors are to be thanked for this exceptionally stimulating volume which explores some of the central issues in political and social philosophy.'.

The New Liberalism. Sunstein added that the book is well known in Obama’s circle; Obama’s top economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee, also of the University of Chicago, has read it, and. Utilitarianism is not an altruistic theory in that it does not require individuals to ignore their own interests.

Under utilitarianism, the moral quality of an action depends on its consequences for all the parties it affects, including the actor. Utilitarianism is an egalitarian theory, however, because the interests of everyone count equally. Probably the most gifted and certainly the most outstanding of Jeremy Bentham’s philosophical disciples, Mill stands out as a key figure in nineteenth century liberalism.

It is in Mill that we find the most fully developed and best articulated statement of utilitarianism, and it is Mill’s utilitarianism that has the broadest implications.

The New Liberals had already travelled much of the philosophical ground that contemporary liberal consequentialists are unknowingly in Context: Utilitarianism and. Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher, economist, and theoretical jurist, the earliest and chief expounder of utilitarianism, which states that an action is right if it tends to promote happiness and wrong if it tends to produce the reverse of happiness.

Learn more about Bentham in this article. The utlitiarian economist and Nobel Laureate John Harsanyi and the liberal egalitarian philosopher John Rawls were two of the most eminent scholars writing on problems of social justice in the last century.

The contributions to this volume, addressed to an interdisciplinary audience, pay tribute to them by investigating themes that figure prominently in their by: In his devastating new book The Madness of Crowds, Douglas Murray examines the 21st century’s most divisive issues: sexuality, gender, technology and race.

He reveals the astonishing new culture wars playing out in our workplaces, universities, schools and homes in the names of social justice, identity politics and ‘intersectionality’. Much of the confusion prevailing in the historical study of liberalism can be traced to John Stuart Mill, who occupies a vastly inflated position in the conception of liberalism entertained by English-speaking peoples.1 This "saint of rationalism" is responsible for key distortions in the liberal doctrine on a number of fronts.2 In economics, Mill's opinion that "the principle of individual.

This book was. the political philosophy. ered so far-utilitarianism and liberalism-both view the total income of society as a shared resource that a social planner can freely redistribute to achieve some In a free society, diverse persons control different resources, and new hold­ File Size: 2MB.Aim.

The article is devoted to the representation of utilitarianism as the philosophy of education. The main problem is the relevance of utilitarian strategies for the present stage of development."justifies" or, for that matter, that utilitarianism could justify anything of interest on this understanding, for a reason to be given below.

However, the issue of whether liberalism can be justified, on this under-standing, by utilitarianism is not in dispute: Wollheim makes no claim that it could be. 2.