The Liberal Self: John Stuart Mill's Moral and Political Philosophy

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Cornell University Press, 1991 - Philosophy - 229 pages
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Wendy Donner contends here that recent commentators on John Stuart Mill's thought have focused on his notions of right and obligation and have not paid as much attention to his notion of the good. Mill, she maintains, rejects the quantitative hedonism of Bentham's philosophy in favor of an expanded qualitative version. In this book she provides an account of his complex views of the good and the ways in which these views unify his moral and political thought.
  

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some vague critique of bradley

Contents

The Nature of Pleasurable
8
Qualitative Hedonism
37
Models of Utility
66
From Development to SelfDevelopment
118
Liberalism and Individualism
141
Liberty of SelfDevelopment
160
Liberty and Harm to Others
188
Applications of the Theory
198
Bibliography
218
Index
227
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