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IDEAS OF JOHN STUART MILLUTILITARIANISMUtilitarianism is a set of ethics in which john Stuart mill states that themost moral of actions are those which provide the best possiblehappiness for the greatest number of people.With a consequentialist ideology where mill judges the morality ofactions by their effects on society, it was the effect on the masses thatwas so crucialJohn Stuart mill proposed that societal happiness is fundamental toany nation, even if that meant at the expense of personal gainsMill’s idea of utilitarianism was heavily influenced by the works ofJeremy BenthamReligious utilitarianism was very popular thought:God wills what needs to be done and it is ultimately in the favour ofGod where we achieve the greatest utilityMill rejects the epicurean view of utilitarianism.oThere is no higher end than pleasure: mills rejects thisbecause he believes there is a distinction between animalisticand humanistic pleasures, and a distinction must be drawnoHe argues that it is absurd that pleasures only be measured in
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