Utilitarianism 1623

Utilitarianism 1623 - 9/29/2008 Principle of Utility By the...

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9/29/2008 1 Utilitarianism Principle of Utility • “By the principle of utility is meant that principle which approves or disapproves of every action whatsoever, according to the tendency which it appears to have to tendency which it appears to have to augment or diminish the happiness of the party whose interest is in question…” Utility • “By utility is meant that property in any object, whereby, it tends to produce benefit, advantage, pleasure, good, or happiness (all this in the present case comes to the same thing), or (again what comes to the same thing) to prevent the happening of mischief, pain, evil, or unhappiness to the party whose interests is considered…” Standard • Physical pleasure and pain generated by an action. • What action will produce the greatest amount of pleasure amount of pleasure. • This action is the best action.
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9/29/2008 2 The Hedonic Calculus • Identify the relevant action and alternative actions. • Identify the individuals effected by the action.
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2011 for the course PHI 1623 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '11 term at Santa Fe College.

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