Ch. 4 Palmer Utilitarianism

Ch. 4 Palmer Utilitarianism - Palmer's Ch. 4 Utilitarian...

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Palmer’s Ch. 4 Utilitarian Ethics Principle of Utility- to bring about the most amt of happiness to the greatest number of people. Background of Utilitarianism Been around for years, people have simply edited and created various versions of the same founding value. Originally, the ideas of utilitarianism were based upon moral sense the idea that we all have intuition that can guide us, but later Utilitarianism is based solely on empirical evidence. Jeremy Bentham He worked as a lawyer in London and helped Utilitarianism grow into a more accepted philosophy. Worked mostly in law, created a blue-print for a rational jail and left money to a University where he presides. Bentham’s Hedonism Happiness = pleasure. Simple vs. complex pleasures. There are fourteen types of simple pleasures, the first being sensual including the five senses and sexual pleasure. Then, the pleasure of health and novelty, friendship, wealth, skill, good name, religious sentiment, power, imagination, expectation, relief, intellectual activity, benevolence and malevolence. Complex are those that are combos of simple pleasures. He thinks they are all of equal value.
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PHIL 1010 taught by Professor Hyde,jason during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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