Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement: The by Mark J. Kaswan PDF

By Mark J. Kaswan

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ISBN-13: 9781438452036

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Examines the political importance of rules approximately happiness throughout the paintings of utilitarian philosophers William Thompson and Jeremy Bentham.

Happiness is political. the way in which we expect approximately happiness impacts what we do, how we relate to other folks and the area round us, our ethical rules, or even our rules approximately how society could be prepared. Utilitarianism, a political idea in response to hedonistic and individualistic rules of happiness, has been ruled for greater than two-hundred years via its founder, Jeremy Bentham. In Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement, Mark J. Kaswan examines the paintings of William Thompson, a chum of Bentham’s who still deals a really varied utilitarian philosophy and political conception in response to a special belief of happiness, yet whose paintings has been mostly neglected. Kaswan finds the significance of our rules approximately happiness for our figuring out of the elemental rules and nature of democracy, its function in society and its personality as a social establishment. In what's the closest exam of Thompson’s political conception to this point, Kaswan strikes from philosophy to conception to perform, beginning with conceptions of happiness earlier than relocating to theories of software, then to democratic concept, and eventually to perform within the first specified account of ways Thompson’s rules laid the principles for the cooperative flow, that is now the world’s greatest democratic social movement.

“This is an unique and bold piece of scholarship that calls realization to a massive yet overlooked determine (Thompson) and offers an cutting edge and well timed analyzing of his paintings. within the author’s arms, utilized conception is given new existence and new purpose.” — Stephen Engelmann, editor of Selected Writings: Jeremy Bentham

“In this impressive ebook, Mark Kaswan rescues and rehabilitates the acceptance of a long-forgotten and unjustly ignored thinker—the radical Irishman, feminist, non-Benthamite Utilitarian, and a author of exceptional diversity and power—William Thompson. In Kaswan, Thompson has ultimately stumbled on the expositor he so richly merits. and we would in flip locate in Thompson a imaginative and prescient of democratic percentages that we so sorely need.” — Terence Ball, writer of Reappraising Political conception: Revisionist reviews within the background of Political Thought

Mark J. Kaswan is Assistant Professor of presidency on the collage of Texas at Brownsville and J. Robert Beyster and Michael W. Huber Fellow, Rutgers college college of administration and hard work Relations.

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