Mill was one of the most important British philosophers of the nineteenth century; his Utilitarianism is a pivotal work in ethical thought. This book, written specifically for students coming to Mill - and perhaps philosophy - for the first time, will be an ideal guide.
Mill on Utilitarianism introduces and assesses:
* Mill's life and the background of Utilitarianism
* the ideas and text of Utilitarianism
* the continuing importance of Mill's work to philosophy
This is the first book dedicated to Utilitarianism itself. Concisely written and engaging, it is perfect reading for those studying Mill or moral philosophy.

Acknowledgements, A note on texts and references, 1 A teacher in an age of transition, 2 Welfare and pleasure, 3 Experience, desire and the ideal , 4 The proof and sanctions of utilitarianism, 5 What utilitarianism is, 6 Integrity, 7 Justice, 8 Utilitarianism and freedom: On Liberty, 9 Utilitarianism and equality: The Subjection of Women, Bibliography, Index