John Stuart Mill

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  • Maintained well being of human beings was of greatest importance
  • Accepted utility principle but was concerned with the difficulties raised
  • ACT - purely quantitative
  • One person's pleasure may be completely extinguished if the majority gained pleasure from the act

Higher and Lower Pleasurse

  • Higher pleasures are qualatively better
  • A happiness which did not include a higher pleasure is not considered a happiness by human beings
  • Higher pleasure should be prefferred to a lower pleasure
  • 'It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.' Mill
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