But, for Coleridge, civilization needed to be subordinated to cultivation of our humanity expressed in terms similar to those later found in On Liberty. If the objector goes on to ask why it ought, I can give no other reason than general utility.
Almost ten years earlier Mill had defended utilitarianism against the intuitionistic philosopher William Whewell Whewell on Moral Philosophy. Ultimately, he holds, the only things that we can be warranted in believing are permanent possibilities of sensation.
This, by necessity, involved a change of emphasis in his philosophy. Which of two systems of income tax, for instance, promotes general happiness more.
If he does, I believe in matter: Different solutions may be required for them. That analysis produced challenging answers to problems that still remain. Under this assumption, the critics argue, there can be no evaluative basis for the distinction between higher and lower pleasures.
And this appears to be a rule-utilitarian conception.
One must not forget that since his first reading of Bentham in the winter ofthe time to which Mill dates his conversion to utilitarianism, forty years had passed.
Comte takes sociology rather than psychology to be the most basic of human sciences and takes individuals and their conduct to be best understood through the lens of social analysis.
However, moral laws, permissions, and prohibitions are not made for omniscient and impartial observers, but instead for cognitively limited and partial beings like humans whose actions are mainly guided by acquired dispositions.
Social Choice Theory and J. Upon seeing ten swans, all white, for instance, we tend to believe that an eleventh unseen swan is also white. There would be infinitely more, if complaint were not the greatest of all provocatives to a repetition and increase of the ill-usage.
Nothing could change their occurrence. Mill answers the latter in the negative. There never was such an instrument devised for consecrating all deep-seated prejudices. Individual self-reliance[ edit ] We are independent, capable of change and of being rational.
The volition, a state of our mind, is the antecedent; the motion of our limbs in conformity to the volition, is the consequent. Mill does not, however, consider these objections. Mill felt first-hand the stifling effect of Victorian judgmentalism and oppressive norms of propriety—a subject he would later take up in On Liberty.
The Cambridge Companion to Mill. Act utilitarianism requires us to aim for the maximization of happiness; rule utilitarianism, in contrast, requires us to observe rules that facilitate happiness. All of our ideas and beliefs, Mill holds, have their origins in sense impressions.
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