Bentham & John Stuart Mill

JS Mill - On Liberty + Utilitarianism...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW0zdo8ZNks

BBC Radio debate - JSM OL

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUyEc0eVoEQ

BBC Radio debate - Utilitarianism:

Melissa Lane The Class of 1943 Professor of Politics at Princeton University

Janet Radcliffe Richards Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Oxford 

Brad Hooker A Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lZuWaezTkg

Professor Szelenyi discusses Mill, the student of Bentham from a very young age, who humanizes the theory of utilitarianism.

Best remembered for his staunch views on liberty: liberty must never be compromised for the sake of expediency.

27:17 - Chapter 5. Mill in a Historical Context

35:34 - Chapter 6. "Utilitarianism": Major Themes

Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website:

http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2009.