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Mill's moral theory: Ongoing revisionism

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  • D. G. Brown

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    (University of British Columbia, Canada)

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    Revisionist interpretation of Mill needs to be extended to deal with a residue of puzzles about his moral theory and its connection with his theory of liberty. The upshot shows his reinterpretation of his Benthamite tradition as a form of 'philosophical utilitarianism'; his definition of the art of morality as collective self-defence; his ignoring of maximization in favour of ad hoc dealing in utilities; the central role of his account of the justice of punishment; the marginal role of the internal sanction in his criterion of moral wrong; his deep respect for common-sense morality; and his restriction of the scope of morality so as to claim for the utilitarian tradition the whole realm of the aesthetics of conduct as part of a general theory of practical reason.

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    Article provided by in its journal Politics, Philosophy & Economics.

    Volume (Year): 9 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (February)
    Pages: 5-46

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    Handle: RePEc:sae:pophec:v:9:y:2010:i:1:p:5-46

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    Keywords: aesthetics of conduct; justice; liberty; Lyons; Mill; maximizing consequentialism; morality; philosophical utilitarianism; punishment; revisionism; societal self-defence;

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