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John Stuart Mill 1806-1873 Utilitarianism 14/03/2008 12:58:00 Utilitarianism    useful = pleasurable Principle of utility p.7 greatest happiness principle “Acts are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness”… “wrong as  they tend to promote the reverse of happiness.” Objection to utility to say that life has no higher end than pleasure is a doctrine of swine! Reply All pleasures are not the same, some pleasures are higher and better Mill’s test for quality of pleasures-pg. 8 We have to appeal to the verdict of competent judges o Competent means you must have experience of both pleasures -  susceptibility to both  o Intellectual pleasures – susceptibility to both Test – o Beethoven’s 5 th     37 o Soulja Boy      8 The role of rules in utilitarianism Act util o An act is right if it maximizes utility.  Acts are judged directly by the  consequences they are produced.
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