Classical Utilitarianism and Distributive Justice - The Moral Foundations of Politics - Ian Shapiro - Lecture 5 of 25 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, Political Science

Description: Professor Shapiro continues his examination of Jeremy Bentham's formulation of classical utilitarianism, with a focus on the distributive implications of the theory of "maximizing the greatest happiness of the greatest number." He engages students in a discussion of a guiding principle of classical utilitarianism, the principle of diminishing marginal utility, and some traditional critiques of this principle.