Read by D.E. Wittkower

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John Stuart Mill's book Utilitarianism is one of the most influential and widely-read philosophical defenses of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles published in Fraser's Magazine in 1861; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in 1863. It went through four editions during Mill's lifetime with minor additions and revisions.

Although Mill includes discussions of utilitarian ethical principles in other works such as On Liberty and The Subjection of Women, Utilitarianism contains Mill's only major discussion of the fundamental grounds for utilitarian ethical theory. (Summary from Wikipedia) (3 hr 28 min)


General Remarks 13:00 Read by D.E. Wittkower
What Utilitarianism Is (part 1) 31:45 Read by D.E. Wittkower
What Utilitarianism Is (part 2) 33:57 Read by D.E. Wittkower
Of the Ultimate Sanction of the Principle of Utility 26:44 Read by D.E. Wittkower
Of what Sort of Proof the Principle of Utility is Susceptible 22:38 Read by D.E. Wittkower
On the Connection between Justice and Utility (part 1) 30:48 Read by D.E. Wittkower
On the Connection between Justice and Utility (part 2) 49:29 Read by D.E. Wittkower


Exceptionally well read!

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This book is read so well! I was following along with my copy in hand and I was amazed at the quality of reading. Highly recommend!

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Nicely read by D Wittkower. A pleasure to listen to. The book was an excellent incite into the thinking of Mills and extended an understanding of his phylosophy.

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Understanding of the book took me a while.

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Highly recommended

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Wonderful intonation, deliberate speech, impeccably read. Excellent job.

clear and calming reading as close as to meditation

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amazing audio book narrator and an amazing philosophy

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