Unformatted text preview: what we consider our duties to be, but the motive is entirely separate from the morality of the action. Mill believes that motive is highly reflected from the agent's character. 4. Mill provides a proof to the principle of Utility by claiming that it is in our nature to desire what makes us happy. This desire gives us a reason to do certain actions that will result in happiness. Because we choose to do things that result in happiness, happiness must be the sole end of human action. It is a convincing proof that such a principle exists, but I feel that we don't do all actions for happiness. No one would say that they go to school because it makes them happy; they go to school because it is a necessity to live a better life....
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2011 for the course PHIL 205 taught by Professor Jonathanreibsamen during the Spring '10 term at Saint Louis.
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