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Utilitarianism: Mill's Arguments | Principle of Utility

   

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JOHN STUART
MILL'S

UTILITARIANISM

BSA 1-2 Group 7

ETHICS : MODULE 7

Ara
ñes, Pauline Kaye
Magalang, Mark Andrei

Merilo, Crissa

Tumbaga, Rusty

Victoriano, Jenny

Table of
CONTENTS

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Rule Utilitarianism Higher and lower Pleasure

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
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Definition of Utilitarianism and Its arguments
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The Greatest Happiness Principle
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Higher to Lower Form of Pleasures
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John Stuart Mill was the leading British philosopher of the nineteenth

century, and his famous essay "utilitarianism" is the most influential

statement of the philosophy of utilitarianism: that actions, laws, policies, and

institutions are to be evaluated by their utility or contribution to good or

bad consequences.

English philosopher, economist, and exponent of
utilitarianism.
He had a lifelong goal of reforming the world in the interest of human

well-being

One of the most influential thinkers in the

history of classical liberalism, he contributed

widely to social theory, political theory, and

political economy.

“I have learned to seek my

happiness by limiting my

desires, rather than attempting

to satisfy them.”

John Stuart Mill

(1806-1873)

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UTILITARIANISM

John Stuart Mill

It is an essay written to provide support for the value of

utilitarianism as a moral theory, and to respond to

misconceptions about it.

He defines utilitarianism as a theory based on the principle that

"actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote

happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of

happiness."

He defines happiness as pleasure and the absence of pain and

considered both quantity and quality of pleasure.

Mill defines “utilitarianism” as the creed that considers a

particular “theory of life” as the “foundation of morals”

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