Unformatted text preview: Bentham and Sidgwick wanted hedonism to be purely quantitative, and they held that, in determining how much any given feeling of pleasure is worth( in terms of wellbeing), we need only to consider intensity and duration. But this gives rise to the “swine objection” to hedonism. In an effort to answer the “swine objection”, Mill said that, in determining how much any given feeling of pleasure is worth ( in terms of well-being), we must consider intensity, duration, and source (quality), with the idea being that, all else equal. Higher pleasures are worth more then lower ones...
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- Spring '13
- Pleasure, overall well-being, swine objection