John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism Ch. 2

John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism Ch. 2 - John Stuart...

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John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism Chapter 2 What Utilitarianism is Don’t refer simply to pleasure. Doesn’t neglect beauty, amusement. “Greatest happiness principle holds that actions are in right proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the opposite of happiness” Happiness- the intended pleasure and the absence of pain. All things desired are either for pleasure inherent in themselves or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain. Epicureans assign greater priority to those pleasures beyond sensation. No human would consent to lower themselves in exchange of experiencing all the pleasures of a beast. Dignity- all people have it and is an essential piece of happiness. With low expectations, ones fulfillment is easier. It is better to be a human dissatisfied than a pig satisfied. Humans usually jump to the nearer good to eliminate the space btwn pleasures. “Men lose their high aspirations as they lose their intellectual tastes,
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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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