The History of Utilitarianism

[Revised entry by Julia Driver on September 22, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Utilitarianism is one of the most powerful and persuasive approaches to normative ethics in the history
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[Revised entry by Julia Driver on September 22, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Utilitarianism is one of the most powerful and persuasive approaches to normative ethics in the history of philosophy. Though not fully articulated until the 19th century, proto-utilitarian positions can be discerned throughout the history of ethical...

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