List of utilitarians

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This is an incomplete list of advocates of utilitarianism and/or consequentialism.

Pre-Enlightenment[edit]

18th Century[edit]

19th Century[edit]

20th Century[edit]

21st Century[edit]

Peter Singer

uncategorized[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Essay on Utilitarianism, Long Version', in Amnon Goldworth (ed.), Deontology; together with A table of the springs of action; and the Article on Utilitarianism, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983.
  2. ^ The Province of Jurisprudence Determined, London, 1832.
  3. ^ Utilitarianism, London, 1863.
  4. ^ The Methods of Ethics, London: Macmillan, 1907, 7th edition.
  5. ^ The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, London: Routledge, 2000 [London: Allen and Unwin, 1969, Vol. 1], p. 39 ("It appeared to me obvious that the happiness of mankind should be the aim of all action, and I discovered to my surprise that there were those who thought otherwise. Belief in happiness, I found, was called Utilitarianism, and was merely one among a number of ethical theories. I adhered to it after this discovery.").
  6. ^ 'Ethical Theory and Utilitarianism', in H. D. Lewis, Contemporary British Philosophy, Vol. 4, London: Allen and Unwin.
  7. ^ A Theory of the Good and the Right, Amherst: Prometheus, 1998.
  8. ^ 'An Outline of a System of Utilitarian Ethics', in J. J. C. Smart and B. Williams, Utilitarianism: For and Against, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973.
  9. ^ Morality and Utility, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1967.
  10. ^ Ideal Code, Real World, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  11. ^ 'Vegetarianism'. In T. L. Beauchamp & R. G. Frey (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of animal ethics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 877–905 ("As a utilitarian, I reject this way of filling in the argument").
  12. ^ 'The Singer Solution to World Poverty', The New York Times Magazine, September 5, 1999, pp. 60-63 ("for a utilitarian philosopher like myself [...]").
  13. ^ The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology, Vintage, 1995, p. 341 ("although utilitarianism was Darwin's and Mill's solution to the moral challenge of modern science, it isn't everyone's. Nor is this chapter intended to make it everyone's (although, I admit, it's mine).").
  14. ^ 'Reasons without Demands: Rethinking Rightness', in James Dreier (ed.), Contemporary Debates in Moral Theory, Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006, p. 39 ("Many utilitarians (myself included) believe [...]").
  15. ^ Member of Facebook Utilitarians group.
  16. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Bv0Resywg48
  17. ^ Hedonistic Utilitarianism, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1998.
  18. ^ Supporting the case against empathy--Jonathan Baron interviewed by Edwin Rutsch, YouTube, 6:01.
  19. ^ 'Dei delitti e delle pene' (Of Crime and Punishment), Milan, 1764.
  20. ^ Howard E. Gruber, Darwin on Man: A Psychological Study of Svity, Co: Chicago University Press, 1981, p. 64.
  21. ^ Mathematical Psychics, London: Kegan Paul, 1881; New and Old Methods of Ethics, Oxford and London: James Parker, 1877.
  22. ^ Utilitarismo: ética y política, Buenos Aires: Abeledo-Perrot, 1983.
  23. ^ Hedonism, Utilitarianism, and Desert: Essays in Moral Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997
  24. ^ An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Political Justice. 1st edition, Lo[Dan GoldstiGeorge Grote
  25. ^ 'Utilitarismo', in Victoria Camps, Osvaldo Guariglia and Fernando Salmerón (eds.), Concepciones de la ética, Madrid: Trotta: 1992, pp. 269-295.
  26. ^ Joined Orkut 'Utilitarians' group.
  27. ^ 'Morality and the Theory of Rational Behavior', Social Research, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 623-56.
  28. ^ "Normative Qualia and a Robust Moral Realism", PhD Dissertation, New York University, 2008 ("I defend [...] hedonistic utilitarian[ism] [...] against arguments that it conflicts with our moral intuitions, arguing that our intuitions are more consistent with the practice of hedonistic utilitarianism than is usually recognized.").
  29. ^ Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, London: Penguin, 2005, pp. 4, 112 ("[My] philosophy is that of the eighteenth century Enlightenment, as articulated by Jeremy Bentham. [...] I believe Bentham's idea was right and that we should fearlessly adopt it and apply it to our lives.").
  30. ^ The Economy of Happiness, Boston, 1906.
  31. ^ Morality and Utility, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1967.
  32. ^ 'An Argument for Utilitarianism', Canadian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 11, no. 2 (1981), pp. 229-239 (with Peter Singer).
  33. ^ The Hedonistic Imperative, §2.19 ("The utilitarian ethic championed here [...]").
  34. ^ The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, London: Routledge, 2000 [London: Allen and Unwin, 1969, Vol. 1], p. 39 ("It appeared to me obvious that the happiness of mankind should be the aim of all action, and I discovered to my surprise that there were those who thought otherwise. Belief in happiness, I found, was called Utilitarianism, and was merely one among a number of ethical theories. I adhered to it after this discovery.").
  35. ^ The Rational Foundations of Ethics, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1988.
  36. ^ Welfare, Happiness, and Ethics, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  37. ^ Welfare, Happiness, and Ethics, New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  38. ^ The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology, Vintage, 1995, p. 341 ("although utilitarianism was Darwin's and Mill's solution to the moral challenge of modern science, it isn't everyone's. Nor is this chapter intended to make it everyone's (although, I admit, it's mine).").