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Unformatted text preview: Philosophy 231 Name: Instructor: D. Kenneth Brown page 1 of 8 STUDY QUESTIONS 4: MILL'S UTILITARIANISM , CHS. 1-3 Due in class on Wednesday, May 5 (may be submitted for partial credit no later than May 19) Answer the questions as your read the text in preparation for class. Bring your answers to class each day ready to modify your initial answers in reference to class discussions. Be ready to ask about any of the questions you have difficulty answering, or to raise other questions inspired by your preparations for class. Bring a hard copy of your answers to class on the due date listed above to receive credit for your work. Late study questions may be submitted for partial credit until the second date listed above. This set of study questions will be worth a maximum of 3 points, scored according to the following criteria (see the syllabus for more information about study questions): (a) Properly submitting your packet of study questions in person and in class on the day they are due earns one point. (b) Properly citing the page numbers in the texts that are relevant to each of the questions earns one point. (c) Thoughtfully addressing at least 90% of the questions in the packet of study questions earns one point. (d) Failing to collect your packet of study questions in class on the first day that I return them to the class loses one point. John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism Utilitarianism is a modern moral theory whose origins trace back to classical Epicureanism. The British philosopher Jeremy Bentham formulated a basically Epicurean moral theory in his An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789). Though popular, the theory was widely criticized. In a series of articles published in Fraser's Magazine (1861), John Stuart Mill took upon himself to rehabilitate the reputation of Bentham's moral theory, attributing the name &quot;Utilitarianism&quot;...
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