One text that I teach frequently in my classes is John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism. Years back, I produced a set of short core concept lecture videos covering the main ideas Mill sets out in that short but important work. My students have been using them for quite some time, but they are just a fraction of the viewers that have watched those videos in order to better understand the text.
Last year, I added a new set of resources on this text, taking the lecture videos and converting them into podcast episodes in my Sadler's Lectures channel, boosting the sound quality, and editing out all of the longer pauses and filler words.
Here are those ten podcast episodes on Mill's Utilitarianism. All told, they run for about 2 1/2 hours:
- Utilitarianism As Basis For Moral Theories
- Qualitatively Higher And Lower Pleasures
- Why People Do Not Appreciate Higher Pleasures
- Responses To Criticisms Of Utilitarianism
- The Ideal Judge Of Pleasures
- Utilitarianism, Sanctions, And Duty
- Happiness, Goods, And Virtue
- Five Conceptions Of Justice
- What Having A Right Means
- Justice And Utility