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Mill's Progressive Principles

David O. Brink


In Mill’s Progressive Principles David Brink provides a systematic reconstruction and assessment of John Stuart Mill’s contributions to the utilitarian and liberal traditions by interpreting his first principles and their application to issues of representative democracy and sexual equality. Brink defends novel interpretations of key elements in Mill’s moral and political philosophy, including his concepts of motivation, happiness, duty, proof, harm and the harm principle, freedom of expression, anti-paternalism, representative democracy and weighted voting, and sexual equality. However, the m ... More

Keywords: democracy, duty, happiness, harm principle, John Stuart Mill, liberalism, paternalism, perfectionism, rights, sexual equality, utilitarianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199672141
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672141.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David O. Brink, author
University of California