Utilitarianism: Bentham and Rashdall

Robert Shaver

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199545971
Published online April 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

Utilitarianism: Bentham and Rashdall

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This chapter argues that the modern understanding of the appeal of utilitarianism does not fit all of the utilitarians. Focusing on the views of Bentham and Rashdall, it begins by discussing the character of Bentham's utilitarianism and his arguments for utilitarianism, and then considers Rashdall's criticisms of deontologists and hedonistic utilitarians.

Keywords: deontologists; utilitarians; Bentham; Rashdall

Article.  11008 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Moral Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy

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