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J. S. Mill  

Henry R. West

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Jan 2013
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Apr 2013
This chapter begins with an overview of John Stuart Mill's life and philosophy. Mill's chief contributions to the history of ethics are two-fold. The first was to popularize utilitarianism: ... More

Order of Rank  

Robert Guay

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article analyzes Nietzsche’s notion of “order of rank.” It identifies five interpretations of order of rank: Natural Aristocracy, Mythic Archaism, Political, Anthropological, and ... More

Rousseau and Ethics  

Christopher Bertram

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Jan 2013
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Apr 2013
This chapter demonstrates that Rousseau sets out no systematic moral theory of his own but rather a series of theories about other matters (political, educational, religious) which contain ... More

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