It's All About Pleasure?

Excerpt: Today's column continues my review of Dr. Benjamin Wiker's attractive opus, "10 Books that Screwed up the World and 5 others that didn't Help" (Regnery, 2008). My critique will be on the British philosopher John Stuart Mill's treatise on ethical theory titled, "Utilitarianism" (1863). John Stuart Mill (1806-73), a well-known British philosopher and intellectual, is more famously known for his book "On Liberty," which considers utility as the final appeal on all ethical concerns. Mill is best-known for the fact that he distilled and synthesized to the masses the ideas of the father of utilitarianism, British jurist and legal philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832).

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