Origins of Classical Utilitarianism - The Moral Foundations of Politics - Ian Shapiro - Lecture 4 of 25 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, Political Science

Description: Jeremy Bentham's formulation of classical utilitarianism is the first Enlightenment tradition that the course will cover in depth. In his Principles of Morals and Legislation, Bentham outlines the principle of utility; that is, the principle that all men are pleasure-seeking and pain-avoiding.
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University: Yale University (CT)