The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism

2014.07.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ben Eggleston and Dale E. Miller (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 387pp.,
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2014.07.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ben Eggleston and Dale E. Miller (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 387pp., $29.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781107656710. Reviewed by Bart Schultz, University of Chicago Given the long and intimate association between utilitarianism and Cambridge University, which has housed such giants as William Paley, Henry Sidgwick, and G. E. Moore, a Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism might seem long overdue. But perhaps the appearance of this volume is in the end timely, since after being pronounced dead at regular intervals over the course of the twentieth century, utilitarianism is now enjoying a renaissance that promises to be of enduring significance. Such recent volumes as Derek Parfit's On What Matters (Oxford, 2011) and Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek's and Peter Singer's The Point of View of the Universe: Sidgwick and Contemporary Ethics (Oxford, 2014) have brilliantly. . .

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