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"The book will be particularly valuable to students interested in Mill's ethical theory. But it should be of interest to Mill scholars and to the general reader who wishes to understand the foundations of ethics." C.L. Ten, University of Singapore

"Henry R. West's text is an excellent companion to John Stuart Mill's classic essay, Utilitarianism...I think West's introductory text is a success...I think it would make an excellent accompaniment for those interested in studying (or re-studying) Mill's Utilitarianism." Philosophy in Review

"This is a splendid book. A valuable contribution to Mill scholarship in its own right, it should be especially useful to students both for the clarity of its exegesis and commentary and for the introductory chapters on Mill's life and his critique of a priori ethical theories." - Aran Canes and Staff, John Marshall, University of Virginia

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John Stuart Mill was the leading British philosopher of the 19th century and his famous essay Utilitarianism is the most influential statement of the philosophy of utilitarianism.Henry West has written the most up-to-date and user-friendly introduction to utilitarianism available. The book serves as both a commentary to and interpretation of the text. This book is primarily intended as a textbook for students in philosophy assigned to read Utilitarianism but it should also prove helpful to students and professionals in other fields such as political science, history and economics.

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  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (December 8, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521535417
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521535410
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. on October 3, 2009
Format: Paperback
An Introduction to Mill's Utilitarian Ethics

Henry R. West provides a helpful addition to interpretation of J.S. Mill's Utilitarianism. West states:

"The present work is conceived as a contribution to [disputes of interpretation of Mill's "Utilitarianism"], both of interpretation and of the merits of Mill's philosophical position. It is an effort to present an interpretation of the work as a whole and of its constituent parts, taking into consideration many of the conflicting interpretations found in philosophical literature, and to defend the essay against many of the objects that have been presented against it or its utilitarian philosophy" (3).

What makes West's text helpful:
1) West is absolutely clear. West is incredibly clear in his explanations and critiques. He doesn't dance around issues and he is not ambiguous with his definitions. Even better, he is not wordy. His text is straight and to the point.

2) West has done an extensive amount of research on Mill's essay "Utilitarianism", it's philosophical impact, and also on Mill's social context. Everything is well documented. And, there are footnotes on the bottom of the pages. In my opinion, this is more helpful than having them in the back of the book as it allows for the main text to remain focused, and for any tangents or citations to remain relegated to the bottom but still relevant. But that's just me.

What makes this text unique:
1) West has done a great amount of research on Mill's context. Namely, he is not merely looking at his work, but he is taking into consideration other important facts and influences on Mill and as a result of Mill.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By not me VINE VOICE on July 14, 2009
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This book is a good introduction to Mills' "Utilitarianism." The writing is clear, Mills is related to earlier and later thinkers (such as Bentham and Rawls), and the author defends Mills without grinding axes or losing his impartiality. Readers should know, however, that the book would be hard to understand if not read alongside "Utilitarianism."
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