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Published by Dept. of Languages and Linguistics, Lagos State University in Ojo, Nigeria .
Written in English



  • Nigeria


  • Philology.,
  • Nigeria -- Languages.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Agwonorobo E. Eruvbetine.
ContributionsEruvbetine, Agwonorobo Enaeme.
LC ClassificationsP49 .A33 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 266 p. ;
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1652684M
ISBN 109783096613
LC Control Number91211716

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In Utilitarianism: For and Against, Bernard Williams is against. This is a book of two halves. The first half is written by a very eminent Australian philosopher and I can’t remember a word of it, but the second half was important to me. I was a pretty pure utilitarian until I read it, and it countered a lot of the influence of Peter Singer. on language, aesthetics and emotions, starting with T. H. Green and concluding viewpoints, including utilitarianism, empiricism, realism, and pragmatism. They were not merely critical: it can be said that British idealism introduced Language, aesthetics and emotions in the work of the British idealistsAuthor: Colin Tyler, James Connelly. Just a few of the most important utilitarian thinkers after Mill include: Henry Sidgwick, best known for closely comparing utilitarianism to other ethical systems in The Methods of Ethics (); Derek Parfit, who is remembered for similar, much more recent reconciliatory work in On What Matters (), as well as his earlier book Reasons and. His novels, including Crime and Punishment (), The Idiot (), Demons () and The Brothers Karamazov (), have been translated into more than languages. Dostoyevsky was influenced.