John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) Utilitarianism (1863)

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John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

  • Utilitarianism (1863)


  • Thu 15/03/07 14.15-16.15

  • Ethics I/II

  • Central Hall

  • 1 HOUR 

Exam Question

  • How would you object to the claim that there can be ice-creams of different quality (such that a little bit of one kind of ice-cream is much better than lots of another kind of ice-cream), if ice-cream is the only valuable thing?

The Utilitarian Principle

  • “The creed which accepts as the foundation of morals ‘utility’ or the ‘greatest happiness principle’ holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness.”

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