Mill’s Utilitarianism Part 3: Proof of the Principle of Utilitarianism

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 […]

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Mill’s Utilitarianism Part 2: Mill’s Argument for the Ultimate Sanction (What Can Compel Us to Consider General Happiness when We Act? )

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 […]

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Mill’s Utilitarianism Part 1: John Stuart Mill’s Argument for Qualitative Hedonism

Updayt:Hey er’body…I’m baaack!  Before we get down to biniz and talk about Mill an’ stuff here’s a brief updayt.  First, my sincerest apologies to the throngs of my adoring fans that had to go the whole summer without reading a new post, but I needed a break.  Also, I was studying for the state and […]

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