Mill3 - ARGUMENT FOR GHP PART ONE- pleasure [happiness] is...

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ARGUMENT 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. (3.5) If x is desirable1, then x might be desirable2. (4) If x is desirable, then x is good. Thus, (5) Pleasure is good. an EQUIVOCATION an unjustified shift between two senses of a word desirable1 = able to be desired desirable2 = worthy of being desired
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PART TWO - pleasure [happiness] is the ONLY thing good [as an end] defeating potential counterexamples 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. PROBLEM : there may be something other than pleasure that is good our thought experiments against psychological egoistic hedonism NOZICK’S experience machine : “Suppose there were an experience machine that would give you any experience you desired…”(612) would you choose to be on the experience machine? FOR LIFE
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