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The happiness philosophers : the lives and works of the great utilitarians, Bart Schultz

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The happiness philosophers : the lives and works of the great utilitarians
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The happiness philosophers
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the lives and works of the great utilitarians
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Bart Schultz
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Lives and works of the great utilitarians
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eng
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Bart Schultz tells the colorful story of the lives and legacies of the founders of utilitarianism--one of the most influential yet misunderstood and maligned philosophies of the past two centuries. Best known for arguing that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong," utilitarianism was developed by the radical philosophers, critics, and social reformers William Godwin (the husband of Mary Wollstonecraft and father of Mary Shelley), Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart and Harriet Taylor Mill, and Henry Sidgwick. Together, they had a profound influence on nineteenth-century reforms, in areas ranging from law, politics, and economics to morals, education, and women's rights. Their work transformed life in ways we take for granted today. Bentham even advocated the decriminalization of same-sex acts, decades before the cause was taken up by other activists. Yet in part because of its misleading name and the caricatures popularized by figures as varied as Dickens, Marx, and Foucault, utilitarianism is sometimes still dismissed as cold, calculating, inhuman, and simplistic. By revealing the fascinating human sides of the remarkable pioneers of utilitarianism, Schultz provides a richer understanding and appreciation of their philosophical and political perspectives - one that also helps explain why utilitarianism is experiencing a renaissance today and is again being used to tackle some of the world's most serious problems.--
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contains biographical information
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Schultz, Bart
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non fiction
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  • Godwin, William
  • Bentham, Jeremy
  • Mill, John Stuart
  • Sidgwick, Henry
  • Utilitarianism
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophy
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adult
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The happiness philosophers : the lives and works of the great utilitarians, Bart Schultz
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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The adventures of William Godwin -- Jeremy Bentham's dream -- John Stuart Mill and company -- Henry Sidgwick and beyond
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ocn980941051
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24 cm
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xii, 437 pages
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9780691154770
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)980941051
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The happiness philosophers : the lives and works of the great utilitarians, Bart Schultz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The adventures of William Godwin -- Jeremy Bentham's dream -- John Stuart Mill and company -- Henry Sidgwick and beyond
Control code
ocn980941051
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 437 pages
Isbn
9780691154770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)980941051

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