Utilitarianism as a public philosophy
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Goodin, Robert E.

Utilitarianism as a public philosophy

Abstract: Utilitarianism, the great reforming philosophy of the nineteenth century, has today acquired the reputation for being a crassly calculating, impersonal philosophy unfit to serve as a guide to moral conduct. Yet what may disqualify utilitarianism as a personal philosophy makes it an eminently suitable guide for public officials in the pursuit of their professional responsibilities. Robert E. Goodin, a philosopher with many books on political theory, public policy and applied ethics to his credit, defends utilitarianism against its critics and shows how it can be applied most effectively over a wide range of public policies. In discussions of such issues as paternalism, social welfare policy, international ethics, nuclear armaments, and international responses to the environment crisis, he demonstrates what a flexible tool his brand of utilitarianism can be in confronting the dilemmas of public policy in the real world.


Title and contributions: Utilitarianism as a public philosophy / Robert E. Goodin.

Publication: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University press, 1995.

Physical description: xii, 352 p. ; 24 cm.

Publication date:1995

Language: eng (language of the text, soundtrack, etc..)

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Classifications: 171/.5 (20)

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  • Type of Publication Date: Publication Dates 1 and 2: monograph complete when issued, or issued within one calendar year
  • Publication Date: 1995
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