Single Idea 18630

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 4. Social Utilitarianism]

Full Idea

Modern utilitarianism, despite its radical heritage, no longer defines a distinctive political position.

Gist of Idea

Utilitarianism is no longer a distinctive political position


Will Kymlicka (Contemporary Political Philosophy (1st edn) [1990], 2.6)

Book Reference

Kymlicka,Will: 'Contemporary Political Philosophy (1st edn)' [OUP 1992], p.47

A Reaction

This is his final sentence on the topic. I suppose utilitarianism exists as a moral theory at too high a level of generality to count as a political theory.