PHI101_702 Unit 6 Discussion - Explain Mill's principle of utility Give an example of this moral principle in practice Mill's principle of utility was

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Explain Mill's principle of utility. Give an example of this moral principle in practice. Mill's principle of utility was ultimately a guiding factor to how we rationale something as being worthwhile, I think. Humans are urged to do things that bring them pleasure, also known as happiness, in the end (desirability). This can also be said as to what defines our moral compass. The majority of people do things which are classified as morally "good" because they make us happy. The same can be said if we were to do something morally "wrong" such as stealing from our neighbor, and we would be unhappy, or guilty. As mill's principle of utility explains, happiness is the end goal, or outcome of things, and is the only acceptable end result of things (exhaustiveness). An example would be that we do jobs we dislike, or even hate, so that we get
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Unformatted text preview: our paychecks and can buy things we enjoy, things which will ultimately bring us happiness. Or even if that is too lavish of an example, we can keep the lights on and continue to enjoy internet access which, again resulting in happiness. If we were to get any other ultimate end result other than happiness, we would not continue doing those things such as working (such is a reason why many people leave their jobs). Along with this Mill believed that everyone's happiness was equally desirable (impartiality). A group example for this would be when people volunteer; the act of volunteering makes that individual happy, as well as the services they are providing brings happiness to those individuals being benefitted, such as those being fed from a soup kitchen. (Grade 20/20)...
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