Early Utilitarians: Lives and Ideals by Ken Binmore
English | PDF | 2021 | 97 Pages | ISBN : 3030745821 | 4.5 MB
People who put the public good before their own self interest have been admired throughout history. But what is the public good? Sages and prophets who think they know better what is good for us than we know ourselves held sway on this subject for more than two thousand years. The world had to wait for the Enlightenment that burst upon the world in the eighteenth century for an account of the public good free from the prejudices of the privileged classes.