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Title: An Herculean Mind: il problematico ruolo di Locke come precursore dell’utilitarismo
Authors: Russo, Raffaele
Keywords: Religious utilitarianismsecular utilitarianismauto-iconlaw of naturereligious ethicsmorality capable of demonstrationempiricismhedonism
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Raffaele Russo, "An Herculean Mind: il problematico ruolo di Locke come precursore dell’utilitarismo", in: "Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics (2016) XVIII/2", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2016, pp. 197-214
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
(2016) XVIII/2
There are, apparently, many differences between the ethical theory of Locke and the next utilitarianism of Bentham, so much so that the explicit appreciations, that the same Bentham expressed about Locke in many occasions, seem surprising.This paper examines some of the most striking differences between the two philosophies, and it does not find in the moral philosophy of Locke elements that are incompatible with utilitarianism widely understood, so that one can see in Locke’s hedonistic empiricism a crucial precedent of utilitarianism.
Type: Book
ISSN: 1825-5167
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