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Unformatted text preview: For Bentham, the community is simply the sum of individuals The whole is not greater than the sum of its parts From where does the idea of “ought” arise Naturalism: “ought and “shall” come from what pain and pleasure tell us to do. We are, as human beings, guided by pain and pleasure. Morality is rational analysis and judgment of pain and pleasure. (see Part X but also Part I) Can the principle be proven? Why or why not? Where do people err? (see Part XIII) How do we calculate utility (see Parts I-IV of next section) Do we need to calculate before every act? (Part VI)...
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- Ethics , Jeremy Bentham