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Unformatted text preview: “…Socrates dissatisfied is better than a fool satisfied” o (p. 139) most people aren’t familiar to Mozart, but those who are, are adamant fans of him…but fans of Mariah Carey, for example, aren’t that big of a fan of her. A competent judge must have experienced both options of a choice in order to judge which is better. (Mill says that a competent judge would pick Mozart…) o Ex: slavery is good for the economy, but those who have experience both life with, and without, would not choose slavery • There is a tension between democratic access ( and choice) and an elitist conception based on a fear of what people will actually choose o Social nature (Ch. 3-4) o (p. 164) • Virtue is to be desired for itself alone, applies to society as a whole • Rule Utilitarianism o Rules give us useful guidance, and minimize unhappiness, and maximize happiness ....
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- Spring '08
- Jeremy Bentham, high level math, competent judge, Utilitarianism o Rules