Mill pp 145-178 | Cite as

The “Proof” of Utility in Bentham and Mill

  • Everett W. Hall
Part of the Modern Studies in Philosophy book series


The ostensible object of the present paper is to correct an interpretation that, in the author’s estimation, involves a grave historical injustice. Frankly, however, this would never have been undertaken had there not been a supporting motivation—the desire to bring to the attention of contemporary ethicists a basic, yet simple, methodological distinction, a distinction imbedded, so it will be contended, in the writings of Bentham and Mill but almost completely neglected up to the present.


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© J. B. Schneewind 1968

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