Samir Okasha’s Darwinian Metaphysics: Species and the Question of Essentialism Key termsIntrinsic property: the necessary property/ies that make a thing what it is. Usually it is considered to be part of the things microstructure but not necessarily. E.g. An intrinsic property of a car is that it has 4 wheels and an engine. An […]Read More Darwin, Metaphysics, and Natural Kinds: What is a Species?
Mill’s Utilitarianism, Chapter IV: Of What Sort of Proof the Principle of Utility is Susceptible Note: For criticisms of Mill’s Proof see my later posts “Sidgwick’s Criticisms of Mill’s Proof” and “Moore’s Criticisms of Mill’s Proof” Favorite Quote: “…[Virtue] may be felt a good in itself, and desired as such with as great intensity as any other […]Read More Mill’s Utilitarianism Part 3: Proof of the Principle of Utilitarianism
Yo check it. Weez about to learn about why (Mill thinks) we should be compelled to adopt and adhere to utilitarianism as the ultimate moral standard. That is, why does a utilitarian ethic have binding force? Overview and RecapOk, so…like…’member utilitarianism? It’s the idear that the moral goodness of an action is proportional to the […]Read More Mill’s Utilitarianism Part 2: Mill’s Argument for the Ultimate Sanction (What Can Compel Us to Consider General Happiness when We Act? )