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Utilitarianism | Chapter Summaries


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Chapter 1 In the history of human knowledge, surprisingly little progress has been made in the field of human morality, "the crite... Read More
Chapter 2 Mill's focus in this chapter is clarifying the concept of utilitarianism. It is, he claims, typically misunderstood. He ... Read More
Chapter 3 In this chapter, Mill looks at the psychology of moral motivation. In particular, he wants to show that nonutilitarian m... Read More
Chapter 4 So far, Mill has presented, explained, and defended the utilitarian moral theory. Now he moves on to consider what proof... Read More
Chapter 5 Just as happiness has been thought of as disconnected from morality, it's also been considered separate from justice. ... Read More
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