Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Utilitarian Philosophy. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
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- Author: Vishal Gupta
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
2. On Liberty (AmazonClassics Edition)
A celebration of individuality, diversity, and nonconformity, On Liberty still makes a persuasive argument for what John Stuart Mill believed to be humankind’s essential liberties: the freedoms of speech, assembly, and the pursuit of pleasure, so long as one’s actions do not impede the liberty of another. These freedoms, he maintained, result in a far more successful society than one ruled by the tyranny of the majority. An exploration of the limits of government over the individual, this treatise on personal liberty has inspired debate since its publication in 1859, and has provided the foundation for modern liberal political thought. AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or revisit an old favorite, these new editions open the door to the stories and ideas that have shaped our world. Revised edition: Previously published as On Liberty , this edition of On Liberty (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
- Author: John Stuart Mill
- Publisher: AmazonClassics (September 12, 2017)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Politics & Social Sciences
This expanded edition of John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism includes the text of his 1868 speech to the British House of Commons defending the use of capital punishment in cases of aggravated murder. The speech is significant both because its topic remains timely and because its arguments illustrate the applicability of the principle of utility to questions of large-scale social policy.
- Author: John Stuart Mill
- Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; Second Edition,2 (June 15, 2002)
- Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Humanities
- ISBN: 978-0872206052
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.19 x 8.5 inches
Candide is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: or, Optimism (1947). It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply "optimism") by his mentor, Professor Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow, painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes with Candide, if not rejecting optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best" in the "best of all possible worlds".Candide is characterised by its sarcastic tone as well as by its erratic, fantastical and fast-moving plot. A picaresque novel with a story similar to that of a more serious bildungsroman, it parodies many adventure and romance clichés, the struggles of which are caricatured in a tone that is mordantly matter-of-fact. Still, the events discussed are often based on historical happenings, such as the Seven Years' War and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. As philosophers of Voltaire's day contended with the problem of evil, so too does Candide in this short novel, albeit more directly and humorously. Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers through allegory; most conspicuously, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism.As expected by Voltaire, Candide has enjoyed both great success and great scandal. Immediately after its secretive publication, the book was widely banned because it contained religious blasphemy, political sedition and intellectual hostility hidden under a thin veil of naïveté. However, with its sharp wit and insightful portrayal of the human condition, the novel has since inspired many later authors and artists to mimic and adapt it. Today, Candide is recognized as Voltaire's magnum opus and is often listed as part of the Western canon; it is arguably taught more than any other work of French literature. Martin Seymour-Smith has listed Candide as one of The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written.
- Author: Voltaire
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 4, 2020)
- Genre: Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism
- ISBN: 978-1503253797
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.19 x 9 inches
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BLOW OFF SOME STEAM AND UNLEASH YOUR GREATNESS! This 104-pages coloring book combines the pleasures of coloring and swearing to help you eff-off other people’s opinions, focus on what’s important; boost your confidence and thrive. Description: 50 provocative sweary motivational quotes over fun detailed backgrounds. Printed single-sided to prevent bleed through. Classic 8.5" x 11" (22cm x 28cm) pages Great gift for all occasions (Warning: Sense of humor required to enjoy this book!) Get ready for a good dose of coloring and sweary inspiration. Order now as an easy-to-ship gift for a loved one in need of a good kick in the... or for yourself. For more options visit our Author Page, Lee Zanne Rixxi , on the link near the title.
- Author: Lee Zanne Rixxi
- Publisher: Independently published (April 4, 2021)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
- ISBN: 979-8732903157
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.24 x 11 inches
6. The Art of Occultism: The Secrets of High Occultism & Inner Exploration (The Sacred Mystery)
The Step-by-step practical guide to Occultism and Inner Exploration A colossal fence has been raised separating our current society from the flow of life and magic that permeates the whole of Creation. Humanity is gradually succeeding in its self-destruction, asphyxiating itself through the suppression of what is beyond the mere five physical senses. The art of Occultism has been forgotten. In fact, Occultism has been despised, ridiculed and denigrated into a mere fantasy, make-believe or magical thinking. This book brings this ancient secret tradition back to life using a contemporary yet powerful method. This is a book centered on occult practices. Here the reader will find detailed occult practices that will assist him in exploring the subtle inner nonphysical realms, culminating in the unveiling of the highest mystery of Occultism. The occult practices are divided into primary and secondary phases which include, but are not limited to: Concentration & Control of Awareness The Power of Imagination & Intention Creating an Occult Laboratorium Steady Inner & Outer Gaze Burning the Shadow of Fear Infusing Vital Energy & Chakras Deep Trance States Discovering the Inner Temple Inner Body Travel Divine Infusion Discovery and communion with the Higher Self Beyond the Form of Divinity Interaction with Nonphysical Beings Evocations High Occultism We sincerely hope the reader enjoys this work and that it may serve as the catalyst for the discovery of the Occult.
- Author: Gabriyell Sarom
- Publisher: Independently published (December 27, 2018)
- Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
- ISBN: 978-1792786082
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.36 x 9 inches
7. The Classical Utilitarians (Hackett Classics)
This volume includes the complete texts of two of John Stuart Mill's most important works, Utilitarianism and On Liberty, and selections from his other writings, including the complete text of his Remarks on Bentham's Philosophy. The selection from Mill's A System of Logic is of special relevance to the debate between those who read Mill as an Act-Utilitarian and those who interpret him as a Rule-Utilitarian. Also included are selections from the writings of Jeremy Bentham, founder of modern Utilitarianism and mentor (together with James Mill) of John Stuart Mill. Bentham's Principles of Morals and Legislation had important effects on political and legal reform in his own time and continues to provide insights for political theorists and philosophers of law. Seven chapters of Bentham's Principles are here in their entirety, together with a number of shorter selections, including one in which Bentham repudiates the slogan often used to characterize his philosophy: The Greatest Happiness of the Greatest Number. John Troyer's Introduction presents the central themes and arguments of Bentham and Mill and assesses their relevance to current discussions of Utilitarianism. The volume also provides indexes, a glossary, and notes.
- Author: John Troyer
- Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; 1st edition (March 15, 2003)
- Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Business & Finance
- ISBN: 978-0872206496
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.25 inches
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- Author: Lawrence Wallace
- Publisher: Independently published (December 16, 2016)
- Genre: Medical Books, Psychology
- ISBN: 978-1520163048
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
Leviathan is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) and published in 1651. Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Leviathan ranks as a classic western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. Written during the English Civil War (1642–1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and the brute situation of a state of nature ("the war of all against all") could only be avoided by strong, undivided government.
- Author: Thomas Hobbes
- Publisher: Independently published (March 30, 2021)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
- ISBN: 979-8730570290
- Dimensions: 7 x 0.93 x 10 inches
10. Tantra Exposed: The Enlightening Path of Tantra. Unveiling the Practical Guide to Eternal Bliss.
Tantra is a powerful buzzword. But like most buzzwords, it has been misrepresented and bathed in sensationalism, and its original intention and power were forgotten. This book intends to change that. This is the Tantric Resurrection. Despite often being mistakenly seen as “spiritual sex,” Tantra is actually a vehicle for transformation, transcendence, and integration—and it should be presented as such, without distortion, secret information, hidden practices, or superfluous teachings. This work is not about the westernized, sexualized, modern branch of Tantra, nor about the scholarly, intellectual, more complex branch typically found in large, dense books, often written by translators or pundits. Tantra Exposed presents a revolutionary way of approaching and using Tantra to overcome suffering, transcend your current limits, and experience the ecstatic bliss and wholeness inherent in your true nature; it guides you toward complete fulfillment. The wisdom infused in this accessible, deep, and fascinating book offers you powerful and effective tools that are much more than just instructions—they guide you to awaken and embody your highest potential; they uproot, purify, and transform your beliefs, blockages, and negative conditioning into freedom. What you will find in the book: The demystification and discovery of the real meaning and purpose of Tantra. Paradigm-breaking insights regarding Tantric Initiation, Shaktipat, and the external and internal Guru. The truth about the Left-Hand Path and the “sexualization” of Tantra. The profound relationship between Kundalini, Tantra, and Enlightenment. Straightforward transformative guidance, transcendental Tantric Sadhana, and remarkable integrative wisdom found nowhere else. Comprehensive instructions on how to dissolve the residual “smoke-like” feeling of having a body even after you’ve already extinguished the illusory "mayic fire." The complete unveiling of the Non-dual dimension of Tantra and how to fully embody it through Spiritual Immanence. And much more. There comes a moment in your life when your desire for completeness expands past conventional seeking; when you feel a calling to explore beyond the known and visible. If you are reading this book, then chances are that such a yearning has already been awakened. If so, then this is your book. Let’s unfold Tantra together. From the author of the best-seller Kriya Yoga Exposed and Kundalini Exposed.
- Author: SantataGamana
- Publisher: Independently published (July 20, 2021)
- Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Hinduism
- ISBN: 979-8539830670
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.37 x 9 inches