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A Differential Interpretation

David Lyons

in In the Interest of the Governed

Published in print July 1991 | ISBN: 9780198239642
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679971 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239642.003.0002
A Differential Interpretation

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This chapter begins with a discussion of Bentham's most elaborate, ‘explicit and determinate’ account of the principle of utility and also his explicit and definitive discussion of ethics from a utilitarian point of view. It then presents a tentative reconstruction of Bentham's basic utilitarian doctrines.

Keywords: Bentham; principle of utility; utilitarianism

Chapter.  6245 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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