Utilitarianism and All That

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Utilitarianism and All That deftly unravels the main strands of British imperial policy in India from Hastings to Attlee. It begins by examining, in principle and practice, the Burkean theory of trusteeship, the Benthamite concern with the use of power, the assumption of a quasi-Platonic role as benevolent guardians, and the recurrent sense of an evangelical mission. It also shows the interactions and inversions of these strands, woven around nationalist responses to imperial policies. Beyond its application to Britain and India, Utilitarianism and All That provides a basis for understanding inequity in international relations and offers penetrating insights into the origins and prospects of the post-colonial world. This brilliant work, first published by Chatto & Windus, London, in 1960, has already become an international classic.

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Raghavan Iyer (1930 - 1995) was a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Educated in Bombay and at Oxford, he was a Rhodes Scholar and Founder of the Oxford Union. He taught political philosophy at Oxford for eight years and was a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Oslo, Ghana and Chicago. He was a Consultant to the Fund for the Republic and a member of the Club of Rome and the Reform Club. He was Founder of the Institute of World Culture and The Maitreya Academy.

Raghavan Iyer's other publications include:
Parapolitics: Toward the City of Man
The Moral and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi
The Society of the Future
Novus Ordo Seclorum: America and the Global Community Towards the Year 2000
The Glass Curtain
The Jewel in the Lotus
The Bhagavad Gita with the Uttara Gita

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