That which is Desired, which Pleases, and which Satisfies: Utility According to Alfred Marshall

  title={That which is Desired, which Pleases, and which Satisfies: Utility According to Alfred Marshall},
  author={Rozenn Martinoia},
  journal={Journal of the History of Economic Thought},
  pages={349 - 364}
  • Rozenn Martinoia
  • Published 2003
  • Economics
  • Journal of the History of Economic Thought
In the period of the marginal revolution in England, utility was traditionally defined in reference to either desire or pleasure. William Stanley Jevons, for example, referred to pleasure. According to Jevons, utility was actually identical with the addition made to a person's happiness, that is to say to the sum of the pleasure created and the pain prevented (1871, pp. 5354). Henry Sidgwick, Alfred Marshall's spiritual father and mother, criticized this Benthamist perspective (Sidgwick 1883, p… Expand
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