Utilitarianism and on Liberty: Including Mill's 'Essay on Bentham' and Selections from the Writings of Jeremy Bentham and John Austin (Paperback)
Including three of his most famous and important essays, Utilitarianism, On Liberty, and Essay on Bentham, along with formative selections from Jeremy Bentham and John Austin, this volume provides a uniquely perspicuous view of Mill's ethical and political thought.
- Contains Mill's most famous and influential works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty as well as his important Essay on Bentham.
- Uses the 1871 edition of Utilitarianism, the last to be published in Mill's lifetime.
- Includes selections from Bentham and John Austin, the two thinkers who most influenced Mill.
- Introduction written by Mary Warnock, a highly respected figure in 20th-century ethics in her own right.
- Provides an extensive, up-to-date bibliography with the best scholarship on Mill, Bentham and Utilitarianism.
Mary Warnock (1924 - 2019) was an English moral philosopher and Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge from 1984 until 1991. She was made a life peer in 1985 and given the title Baroness Warnock of Weeke in the City of Winchester. She was the author of numerous books, including Ethics Since 1900 (1960), The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre (1963), Existentialist Ethics (1966), Existentialism (1970), An Intelligent Person's Guide to Ethics (2000), Dishonest to God: On Keeping Religion Out of Politics (2010), and Critical Reflections on Ownership (2015). She is widely regarded as a trailblazer for establishing ethical frameworks around deeply controversial issues such as special needs education and human fertility treatments, and is credited with laying the blueprint for regulatory policymaking in these areas.