List of utilitarians

List of utilitarians

This is an incomplete list of advocates of utilitarianism.

*John Austin ["The Province of Jurisprudence Determined", London, 1832.]
*Jeremy Bentham ['Essay on Utilitarianism, Long Version', in Amnon Goldworth (ed.), "Deontology; together with A table of the springs of action; and the Article on Utilitarianism", Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983.]
*Richard Brandt ["A Theory of the Good and the Right", Amherst: Prometheus, 1998.]
*David O. Brink ['Utilitarian Morality and the Personal Point of View', "Journal of Philosophy", Vol. 83, pp. 417-38.]
*Roger Crisp
*Charles Darwin [Howard E. Gruber, "Darwin on Man: A Psychological Study of Scientific Creativity", Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1981, p. 64.]
*Francis Ysidro Edgeworth ["Mathematical Psychics", London: Kegan Paul, 1881; "New and Old Methods of Ethics", Oxford and London: James Parker, 1877.]
*Martín Diego Farrell ["Utilitarismo: ética y política", Buenos Aires: Abeledo-Perrot, 1983.]
*Fred Feldman ["Hedonism, Utilitarianism, and Desert: Essays in Moral Philosophy", Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997]
*Jonathan Glover
*William Godwin ["An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Political Justice". 1st edition, London, 1793.]
*Dan Goldstick
*George Grote
*Esperanza Guisán ['Utilitarismo', in Victoria Camps, Osvaldo Guariglia and Fernando Salmerón (eds.), "Concepciones de la ética", Madrid: Trotta: 1992, pp. 269-295.]
*Élie Halévy
*Robin Hanson [Joined Orkut 'Utilitarians' group.]
*R. M. Hare ['Ethical Theory and Utilitarianism', in H. D. Lewis, "Contemporary British Philosophy", Vol. 4, London: Allen and Unwin.]
*John Harsanyi ['Morality and the Theory of Rational Behavior', "Social Research", Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 623-56.]
*Claude Adrien Helvétius
*Brad Hooker ["Ideal Code, Real World", Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.]
*David Hume
*Richard Layard ["Happiness: Lessons from a New Science", London: Penguin, 2005, pp. 4, 112 (" [My] philosophy is that of the eighteenth century Enlightenment, as articulated by Jeremy Bentham. [...] I believe Bentham's idea was right and that we should fearlessly adopt it and apply it to our lives.").]
*James MacKaye ["The Economy of Happiness", Boston, 1906.]
*Harriet Taylor Mill
*James Mill
*John Stuart Mill ["Utilitarianism", London, 1863.]
*Ludwig von Mises
*Jan Narveson ["Morality and Utility", Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1967.]
*Yew-Kwang Ng ['An Argument for Utilitarianism', "Canadian Journal of Philosophy", vol. 11, no. 2 (1981), pp. 229-239 (with Peter Singer).]
*Alastair Norcross ['Reasons without Demands: Rethinking Rightness', in James Dreier (ed.), "Contemporary Debates in Moral Theory", Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006, p. 39 ("Many utilitarians (myself included) believe [...] ").]
*Adam Smith
*William Paley
*David Pearce [" [ The Hedonistic Imperative] ", §2.19 ("The utilitarian ethic championed here [...] ").]
*Philip Pettit ['Consequentialism', in Peter Singer (ed.), "A Companion to Ethics", Oxford: Blackwell, 1991.]
*Karl Popper
*James Rachels
*Stuart Rachels
*David Ricardo
*Bertrand Russell ["The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell", London: Routledge, 2000 [London: Allen and Unwin, 1969, Vol. 1] , p. 39 ("It appeared to me obvious that the happiness of mankind should be the aim of all action, and I discovered to my surprise that there were those who thought otherwise. Belief in happiness, I found, was called Utilitarianism, and was merely one among a number of ethical theories. I adhered to it after this discovery.").]
*Richard D. Ryder ["Painism: A Modern Morality", London: Centaur Press, 2001.]
*William Shaw ["Contemporary Ethics: Taking Account of Utilitarianism", Oxford: Blackwell, 1999.]
*Henry Sidgwick ["The Methods of Ethics", London: Macmillan, 1907, 7th edition.]
*R. I. Sikora ['Is it Wrong to Prevent the Existence of Future Generations?', in R. I. Sikora and Brian Barry, "Obligations to Future Generations", Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1978, p. 113 ("Because I am a kind of utilitarian I consider the issues within a utilitarian framework").]
*Peter Singer ['The Singer Solution to World Poverty', "The New York Times Magazine", September 5, 1999, pp. 60-63 ("for a utilitarian philosopher like myself [...] ").]
*J. J. C. Smart ['An Outline of a System of Utilitarian Ethics', in J. J. C. Smart and B. Williams, "Utilitarianism: For and Against", Cambridge: Cambridge University Pres, 1973.]
*Herbert Spencer
*Timothy Sprigge ["The Rational Foundations of Ethics", London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1988.]
*L. W. Sumner ["Welfare, Happiness, and Ethics", New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.]
*Torbjörn Tännsjö ["Hedonistic Utilitarianism", Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1998.]
*William Thompson
*Robert Wright ["The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology", Vintage, 1995.]


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