Title

The Logic and Mill's Infamous Proof in Utilitarianism

Document Type

Article

Abstract

In a footnote to the final chapter of Book VI of "A System of Logic", Mill connects the distinction in the "Logic" to the non-standard proof of the principle of unity in "Utilitarianism". The distinction between science and art is a key to interpreting Mill's non-standard proof for the Principle of Utility in "Utilitarianism". Though Mill has available a method to discharge his non-standard proof in "Utilitarianism", it is not quite clear what that method is. Yim offers an interpretation of Mill's non-standard proof that capitalises on this distinction in the "Logic".

Department(s)

History, Philosophy and Political Science

Publication Title

British Journal for the History of Philosophy

Volume

16

Issue

4

First Page

773

Last Page

788

Publication Date

2008

DOI

10.1080/09608780802407530

ISSN

0960-8788

E-ISSN

1469-3526

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