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Jackman humanities 4 pm 422 Happiness for mill: maximum amount of pleasure, minimum amount of pain. It is based on hedonistic principles instead of eudaimonia (Greek happiness: being the best that you can be) whereas hedonism has any type of pleasure as good. Happiness is the only thing to desire so we only desire happiness. Happiness is pleasure. All we desire is pleasure. Principle of utility: maximize happiness, minimize pain. Pleasure: there is a hierarchy of pleasures. Swine pleasure is lower than human pleasure. Pleasures of intellect, moral sentiment and feeling and imagination. Moral sentiments are the feelings that go along with doing good deeds. Feeling and imagination is about being able to imagine and experience pleasurable feelings. Pleasures of the intellect would be study, learning, algebra, philosophy. Selfishness and a lack or want of mental cultivation - the causes of unhappiness. What makes an act a good act? An act is good if it promotes people’s pleasure or
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Unformatted text preview: prevents pain. That extends to the greatest possible number. If one assesses the action, one looks at the consequences, not at the person. If someone gives money to someone because they want to look good, and if someone gives because she cares, both are morally good actions. The characters are different. Me: The human being has three sides, the physical, the mental, and the emotional. Mills hierarchy ranks pleasures from the physical to the emotional to the mental. What we suggest is not having that hierarchy but rather introducing the three sides of the human entity to show that every pleasure can have deeper meaning, not just quantitatively but qualitatively. The three are separate yet related. Applying this to sex, for example, combining the physical aspect with a mental cognition and an emotional and spiritual bridge between the two, you go from sex to lovemaking (though that doesnt necessarily mean it is soft and vanilla)....
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