involves two components practical which acquires moral character and

Involves two components practical which acquires

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involves two components: practical, which acquires moral character and theoretical, making of philosophers. Good friendships with strong bonds are based off justice and honor, therefore friendships are an important part of virtue for happiness. The combination of pleasure and virtue, emotionally and intellectual nature, is applied to friendships. Mill Mill believes in the Happiness Principle, which is utility. His definition of utility is defined as happiness with the absence of pain. He argues that in order to know what morality dictates, it is necessary to know by what standard human actions should be judged. Nonetheless, the constant change to social norms affects our moral beliefs. As the result, there is never a set standard to judge human action. Utilitarianism is an unrecognized principle; however, it has had major influence in shaping moral doctrine. Mill claims that human pleasures are much more superior animalistic ones. Once people are made aware of their higher faculties, they will never be happy leaving them uncultivated. Making a moral judgement based on actions, Utilitarianism takes into account not just the quantity, but also the quality of pleasures. Mill delineates the two quality of pleasures: higher and lower quality of pleasure. People would choose pleasure with higher quality over a different pleasure even it its is accompanied by discomfort and if they would not trade it for a greater amount of pleasure.
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