9780195623550

The English Utilitarians and India (Oxford India Paperbacks)

Stokes, Eric

ISBN 10: 019562355X / 0-19-562355-X
ISBN 13: 9780195623550
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
In contrast with the tendency to regard the Utilitarians primarily as exponents of a moral theory, Stokes here focuses on their claim to have developed a practical science of society. He discusses James Mill's influence as the London head of the Indian administration, Macaulay's Benthamite reforms as Law Member, and Fitzjames Stephen's significance in the passage of utilitarianism into imperialism.

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