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The Basic Writings of John Stuart Mill: On Liberty, the Subjection of Women and Utilitarianism (Modern Library Classics)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... CONCLUSION. Modern Utilitarianism, in the works of its main representatives, Paley, Bentham, and John Stuart Mill, has successively assumed three different, and really incompatible forms. The first, in Paley, is the selfishly religious. Its merit, in contrast with the others, is that it seeks to include all the three elements, the personal, the social, and the religious, which must be combined in a just and comprehensive view of Moral Science. But the manner in which it combines them is artificial and unsound. In the fundamental definition of Virtue, its objects are exclusively social, its motive personal, and the religious element enters only as the external sanction of moral activity. The first defect is retracted in the course of the work, which recognises personal and religious, as well as social duties. The others remain, and are only mitigated, not removed, by the prominent place given to the doctrine of the Divine benevolence, and an endeavour to restrain the coarser forms of self-love by the great Christian hope of the life to come. Still the tendency of the system is to bring down all virtue to the level of a farseeing selfishness, and to substitute for genuine piety and real benevolence acts of religious service or external kindness, impelled by selfish motives alone. It thus obscures and falsifies the leading principles both of Moral Science and of Christian Faith. For Morality deals mainly, not with outward acts, but with the motives and desires of the heart. Its objects include, not our neighbour only, but our own true welfare and dignity, and far more, the great Author of our being, whom to know and love aright is the true glory and highest happiness of man. Also Christian Faith offers no promises to the purely selfish, ..

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... CONCLUSION. Modern Utilitarianism, in the works of its main representatives, Paley, Bentham, and John Stuart Mill, has ...

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Utilitarianism - Early Modern Texts

Thomas Rawson Birks : Modern Utilitarianism. Or, the Systems of Paley, Bentham, and Mill examined and compared , London: Macmillan and Co, 1874.