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Phil 103-06 September 9, 2015 Explanation vs. Justification o Jeremy Bentham 1748 – 1842 “Auto-icon” Head & hair are at the University of London on a straw body (gross!) Father of utilitarianism o Explanation vs. Justification Explanation Cause/Effect Descriptive claims Justification Right/Wrong Normative assessment Example (1) All action either aims at pleasure or aims at avoiding pain because of human nature. o Claim about human psychology
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