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John Stuart Mill

  • Anthony Quinton
Part of the New Studies in Ethics book series

Abstract

James Mill’s education of his son was in strict conformity with the recommendations of Helvétius. The instilling of Bentham’s unqualified version of the greatest happiness principle was a central ingredient in it. That principle was used by Bentham in a radically critical way to undermine conventional assumptions. John Stuart Mill came to turn the kind of rationalism it exemplified against the principle itself.

Keywords

Moral Judgement Individual Happiness General Happiness Moral Faculty Redistributive Taxation 
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Copyright information

© Anthony Quinton 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony Quinton
    • 1
  1. 1.New CollegeOxfordUK

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