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John Stuart Mill (PCTS-Polity Classic Thinkers series) Dale Miller

John Stuart Mill (PCTS-Polity Classic Thinkers series)

Dale Miller

Published April 29th 2013
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Kindle Edition
252 pages
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This book offers a clear and highly readable introduction to the ethical and social-political philosophy of John Stuart Mill.Dale E. Miller argues for a utopian reading of Mills utilitarianism. He analyses Mills views on happiness and goes on toMoreThis book offers a clear and highly readable introduction to the ethical and social-political philosophy of John Stuart Mill.Dale E. Miller argues for a utopian reading of Mills utilitarianism. He analyses Mills views on happiness and goes on to show the practical, social and political implications that can be drawn from his utilitarianism, especially in relation to the construction of morality, individual freedom, democratic reform, and economic organization. By highlighting the utopian thinking which lies at the heart of Mills theories, Miller shows that rather than allowing for well-being for the few, Mill believed that a society must do everything in its power to see to it that each individual can enjoy a genuinely happy life if the happiness of its members is to be maximized. Miller provides a cogent and careful account of the main arguments offered by Mill, considers the critical responses to his work, and assesses its legacy for contemporary philosophy.Lucidly and persuasively written, this book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars seeking to understand the continued importance of Mills thinking.