Lecture 8 Bentham - OCTOBER 5 UTILITARIANISM Essay...

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Unformatted text preview: OCTOBER 5 UTILITARIANISM Essay Assignment The first essay assignment will be posted on the website under Content TODAY after lecture Due at the beginning of class on October 19 Whose benefit? Excellence of what? What kind of virtue is wisdom? I didnt do it on purpose Temptation Pleasure Fear Selfishness Difficulty Virtue and evil acts Foot: Puzzles in Virtue Ethics Objections to Virtue Ethics No rules/circular room needed for application of principles Cultural relativity of virtues relativity is in the details Conflicts between virtues apparent or irresolvable Psychological egoism both self- and other-regarding Character traits virtue is an ideal Bentham: The Greatest Happiness Principle Hedonism More broadly: happiness (cf. Aristotle) Psychological and normative: It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course PHL 275 taught by Professor Laurenb. during the Fall '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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Lecture 8 Bentham - OCTOBER 5 UTILITARIANISM Essay...

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