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University of Toronto St. George
Political Science
Simone Chambers

Lecture 13 January 19 2011Missed first 19 minutesUtilitarianism1 Consequential principle the rightness or wrongness of an action is determined by the goodness or badness of the results that flow from it2 Hedonist principle the only thing that is good in itself is pleasre and the only thing that is bad in itself is pain3 Egalitarianindividualist principleeach shall count as one4 Aggregative principle seek the greatest happiness for the greatest numberMills misgivings with utilitarianismIndividual is subordinate to group tyranny of the majoritys happinessOmitted aesthetic dimension of life coherence and harmony of a life passion for honor pursuit of noble actions etcPrude or runofthemill utilitarianism sacrifices the individual to the groupAs a question of general policy it can be understood as a costbenefit analysisWhat about the moral restraints on public policy Ex Building an airport in this location would be a good thing but it requires stealing peoples property The costbenefit analysis cannot answer questions of morality Utilitarianism when understanding pain and pleasure it does so in purely hedonistic terms Government should be concerned of the welfare of t
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