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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism: Vol. 1 (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 0826429890 / ISBN 13: 9780826429896
Edité par Continuum Publishing Corporation, United States, 2013
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Jeremy Bentham coined the term utilitarian in 1781, but the idea of utility as a value, goal or principle in political, moral or economic life has a long and rich history. The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism captures the complex developmental history and the multi-faceted character of utilitarianism in its various contexts and forms more completely than any previous source. Studies of utilitarianism hitherto have been notably compartmentalised, focusing on utilitarian ethics, or the socio-political utilitarianism epitomized in Benthamism, or the genesis of Austrian jurisprudence, but never making these various aspects available for comparative study within a single work. The Encyclopedia includes entries on the authors and texts that are recognised as having built the tradition of utilitarian thinking, as well as on the issues and critics that have arisen at every stage of the development of that tradition. Academics and researchers in search of fresh juxtapositions of issues and arguments will welcome this unique reference work. N° de réf. du libraire AAU9780826429896

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Jeremy Bentham coined the term 'utilitarian' in 1781, but the idea of 'utility' as a value, goal or principle in political, moral or economic life has a long and rich history. The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism captures the complex developmental history and the multi-faceted character of utilitarianism in its various contexts and forms more completely than any previous source. Studies of utilitarianism hitherto have been notably compartmentalised, focusing on utilitarian ethics, or the socio-political utilitarianism epitomized in Benthamism, or the genesis of Austrian jurisprudence, but never making these various aspects available for comparative study within a single work. The Encyclopedia includes entries on the authors and texts that are recognised as having built the tradition of utilitarian thinking, as well as on the issues and critics that have arisen at every stage of the development of that tradition. Academics and researchers in search of fresh juxtapositions of issues and arguments will welcome this unique reference work.

Critique: An excellent encyclopedic reference book on the utilitarians and their broad philosophical context ... All academic libraries catering for courses in philosophy or in sociological or political theory can be warmly recommended to consider it for acquisition. Bloomsbury should be congratulated on the production of a well-wrought reference resource on a somewhat specialised subject. -- Martin Guha Reference Reviews

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Titre : The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of ...

Éditeur : Continuum Publishing Corporation, United States

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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