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Utilitarianism (cont'd)

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 120W
Professor
Sam Black
Semester
Fall

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th September 17 , 2012 – Utilitarianism (Cont’d) 1 Bentham – “One ought to maximize happiness”  “All pleasures are the same” o Duration is what matters  Pleasure/happiness vs. Pain/unhappiness  QUANTITATIVE John Stuart Mill (1806) – “Better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a pig satisfied”  Second utilitarianism guy  Socrates’ life has more value than a pig, even if he has pain. He has done good, making him better than the pig.  “Pleasures are not the same”  “Reading an intellectual book is greater than watching soap operas all day”  “One ought to play chess, not get drunk”  QUALITATIVE  Higher (mental) vs. lower (physical) pleasures o i.e., engaging your mind by playing chess vs. getting drink  Our lives are qualitati
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