Mills2 - PART TWO- pleasure [happiness] is the only thing...

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SIX ATTRACTIONS OF UTILITARIANISM 1. focuses on PLEASURE. 2. focuses on RESULTS 3. is not SELFISH 4. moral issues can be determined by empirical CALCULATION (at least in principle) 5. identifies a moral “common currency” or “common UMPIRE”(302) 6. not exclusively RELIGIOUS (though Jesus might agree with it- 302)
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MILL’S “PROOF” FOR GHP PART ONE - pleasure [happiness] is good (1) If x is desired, then x is desirable. (2) Pleasure is desired. Thus, (3) Pleasure is desirable. (4) If x is desirable, then x is good. Thus, (5) Pleasure is good.
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Unformatted text preview: PART TWO- pleasure [happiness] is the only thing good [as an end] defeating potential counterexamples virtue money power fame Virtue, money, [power and fame] are desired either - as a means to pleasure OR - because they become in themselves, rich sources of pleasure. They are not ends distinct from pleasure. PART THREE- OVERALL pleasure [happiness] is THE GOOD (6) Each person desires her own pleasure [happiness], it is a good to her. (7) So, overall pleasure [happiness] is a good to the aggregate of all persons....
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