The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism (Paperback)

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism (Paperback)

By James E. Crimmins (Editor)

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The idea of utility as a value, goal or principle in political, moral and economic life has a long and rich history. Now available in paperback, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism captures the complex history and the multi-faceted character of utilitarianism, making it the first work of its kind to bring together all the various aspects of the tradition for comparative study.

With more than 200 entries on the authors and texts recognised as having built the tradition of utilitarian thinking, it covers issues and critics that have arisen at every stage. There are entries on Plato, Epicurus, and Confucius and progenitors of the theory like John Gay and David Hume, together with political economists, legal scholars, historians and commentators.

Cross-referenced throughout, each entry consists of an explanation of the topic, a bibliography of works and suggestions for further reading. Providing fresh juxtapositions of issues and arguments in utilitarian studies and written by a team of respected scholars, The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism is an authoritative and valuable resource.
James E. Crimmins is Professor of Political Theory at Huron University College, The University of Western Ontario. His books include Secular Utilitarianism (1990), On Bentham (2004), and with Catherine Fuller (ed.), Church-of-Englandism and its Catechism Examined: The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham (2011).
Product Details ISBN: 9781350021662
ISBN-10: 1350021660
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: January 26th, 2017
Pages: 608
Language: English