Consequentialism/Utilitarianism Handout Utility versus The Experience Machine: Bentham v. Nozick Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)Consequentialism/Utilitarianism Handout Utility versus The Experience Machine: Bentham v. Nozick Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)
Bentham argues for utility/value to be judged based on the primacy of pleasure. This view is known as hedonic utilitarianism
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Consequentialist Rule Ethics: Mill I. Introduction: ModernityConsequentialist Rule Ethics: Mill I. Introduction: Modernity
A. Beginning in the Modern period, philosophers diverged from the virtue-ethics emphasis of their predecessors
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John Stuart MillJohn Stuart Mill
On Liberty, and Utilitarianism are his most famous books. Harriet Taylor, his wife and inspiration. He credits her with producing the best in his writings
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Utilitarianism John Stuart Mill (first published 1863) Chapters I-V (selections)Utilitarianism John Stuart Mill (first published 1863) Chapters I-V (selections)
Selections made by Hendricks; three dots denote where words have been taken out. Headings in italics provided by Hendricks
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Alexandra Hill 5 November 2015Alexandra Hill 5 November 2015
For true happiness to exist, man must seek happiness not because he desires a satisfaction that feels good, but because in seeking virtue he is fulfilled and aware in the sense that he knows he is doing and searching for the right soul strengthening aspects
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Bentham and mill on the “quality” of pleasuresBentham and mill on the “quality” of pleasures
The distinction between quantity and quality of pleasures is absent from the utilitarianism of the older generation one looks in vain for it in Bentham’s Principles of Morals and Legislation
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UtilitarianismUtilitarianism
Note: this is an edited version of the original document. It contains passages from chapters 2 and 4 of Utilitarianism bd]]
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Utilitarianism, by Mill George Sher EditionUtilitarianism, by Mill George Sher Edition
Usually, principles are the last thing arrived at, in a science
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