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A.) Some have argued against hedonism by claiming that a life devoted to seeking pleasure may be a good
life for “lower” animals, but not for us (this is the so-called “Doctrine of Swine” objection). John Stuart
Mill responds to this objection by arguing that hedonism is compatible with the claim that a good life
for a human will be much richer than a good life for the “lower” animals. Reconstruct and defend the “Doctrine of Swine” objection to hedonism against Mill’s response.
In order to completely answer this question, you should:
i.) Explain IN YOUR OWN WORDS and IN AS MUCH DETAIL AS YOU CAN what hedonism says.
ii.) IN YOUR OWN WORDS and IN AS MUCH DETAIL AS YOU CAN explain the “Doctrine of Swine”
objection to hedonism. Make sure that you clarify anything in this objection that needs to be
clarified, and explain why this objection seems to undermine hedonism.
iii.) IN YOUR OWN WORDS and IN AS MUCH DETAIL AS YOU CAN explain Mill’s re...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/03/2014 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Dowell during the Spring '08 term at UNL.
- Spring '08