10UtilLec5 - C Justice vs moral obligations more generally...

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Trad 104 Utilitarianism and Justice I. The problem Mill takes justice to pose for utilitarianism A. There seems to be more to an act’s being just, or unjust, than its conforming, or failing to conform, to the principle of utility: CEO case. B. Indeed, it seems that an act can conform to the principle of utility, and still be unjust: the scapegoat case, or the organ-harvesting case. II. Mill's account of the idea of justice. A. An example of injustice: violations of legal and moral rights B. The origin of the idea of justice
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Unformatted text preview: C. Justice vs. moral obligations more generally III. Mill's proposed solution to the problem A. What needs to be accounted for is the moral sentiment of justice, not rank vengeance. B. What grounds the moral sentiment of justice is our recognition of the importance of security to the general happiness. IV. An argument for Mill’s account of justice: considerations of justice conflict, and the only way to resolve them is by appealing to considerations of general utility....
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2010 for the course TRAD justice an taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at Arizona.

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