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Utilitarianism Evaluated
Bentham
This is seen as a positive aspect to the theory.
Teleological ­ it is the end or goal of
Utilitarianism tries to make the world a better place.
moral action, not the act itself, that is
Bentham and Mill were both concerned with political
good or of…

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Mill
Qualitative ­ not merely the amount of This answers the criticism that sadistic guards might be
pleasure/pain right to torture someone for pleasure ­ theirs is a
worthless sort of pleasure. This also moves away from
hedonism ­ maybe `happiness' is a better term than
pleasure.
Higher and lower…

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