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'Could Kant have been a Utilitarian?'
- Provocative extract from the book Sorting Out Ethics by the late R. M. Hare. "Kant, I shall argue, could have been a utilitarian, though he was not. His formal theory can certainly be interpreted in a way that allows him - perhaps even requires him - to be one kind of utilitarian."
'How to argue with an anti-utilitarian'
- Suggested argumentative strategies for utilitarians, by R. M. Hare.
'Primer on the Elements and Forms of Utilitarianism'
- Discussion about the varieties of utilitarianism, by R. N. Johnson. Utilitarianism is considered both as a theory of what is right and a theory of what is good.
- Encyclopedia Britannica article, by Henry R. West.
- Classic presentation of utilitarianism, by one of its most prominent defenders, John Stuart Mill.
- Wikipedia entry.
- Contains selections from the writings of the classical utilitarians -principally Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, and Henry Sidgwick- with commentary thereupon.
- Lists links to writings by and about the major utilitarian figures --David Hume, Jeremy Bentham, James Mill, John Stuart Mill, Henry Sidgwick, R. M. Hare and Peter Singer.
- An explanation of what utilitarianism is, its strong relationship to altruism, and a place to network to put the philosophy of utilitarianism into practice and thereby make the world a better place.
- Entries on utilitarian philosophers and terms by the Penguin Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
- Classic utilitiarian texts; defending utilitarianism from its critics; its relation with collectivism and hedonism - and the ultimate aim of utilitarianism.
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