Chin Liew Ten, Professor of Philosophy, National University of Singapore



Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Self-Regarding Condunct

  1. The Traditional Interpretation
  2. Affecting the Interests of Others
  3. The Irrelevance of Society's "Likings and Dislikings"
  4. Utilitarianism and Self-Regarding Conduct: Wollheim's Interpretation
  5. Dworkin on External Preferences
  6. Utilitarian Defence of Absolute Prohibition
  7. Two Levels of Moral Thinking
  8. Reasons for Intervention

Chapter Three: Morality and Utility

  1. Moral and Non-Moral Appraisals of Conduct
  2. The Art of Life
  3. Lyons on Mill's Theory of Morality
  4. Self-Regarding Conduct and the Non-Moral Sphere

Chapter Four: Harm to Others

  1. Harm as the Non-Fulfilment of Desire
  2. Mill's Concept of Harm
  3. Causing Harm and Preventing Harm

Chapter Five: Individuality

Chapter Six: Enforcing Shared Values

  1. Devlin's Disintegration Thesis
  2. Mill's Stable Society
  3. The Conservative Thesis
  4. Offensive Nuisances
  5. Religious Toleration and Moral Toleration

Chapter Seven: Paternalism

  1. Weak Paternalism
  2. Strong Paternalism
  3. Selling Oneself into Slavery
  4. Harming One's Later Self

Chapter Eight: Freedom of Expression

Chapter Nine: Mill and Liberty

  1. Introduction
  2. Cowling's Mill
  3. Himmelfarb's Two Mills
  4. The Young Mill

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