Brown on Mill's Moral Theory: A Critical Response

Politics, Philosophy and Economics 9:1 (2010), pp. 47–66 

In this article, I argue that the reading of Mill that D.G. Brown presents in "Mill’s Moral Theory: Ongoing Revisionism" is inconsistent with several key passages in Mill’s writings. I also how that a rule-utilitarian interpretation that is very close to the one developed by David Lyons is able to account for these passages without difficulty.

Published version (available on the PPE website)

Author's original version (This is an earlier version of the paper that I originally submitted to the journal. It gives the flavor of the final version but obviously should not be cited!)