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Questions for Mill, Utilitarianism -In the “General Remarks” introducing the original text of Utilitarianism , Mill writes the following: “Though in science the particular truths precede the general theory, the contrary might be expected to be the case with a practical art, such as morals or legislation.” What does he mean by this? -Mill also writes the following in the introduction: “Questions of ultimate ends are not amenable to direct proof.
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Unformatted text preview: Whatever can be proved to be good must be so by being shown to be a means to something admitted to be good without proof. In your own words, what is Mills point here? -What is the central utilitarian principle? -What, according to Mill, is happiness? -What precisely does Mill mean when he says it is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied?...
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