By Henry R. West
John Stuart Mill was once the prime British thinker of the 19th century and his recognized essay Utilitarianism is the main influential assertion of this philosophical method. Henry West's creation to utilitarianism serves as either a remark to, and interpretation of, the textual content.
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Thomas Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population; Thomas Malthus, Principles of Political Economy. John Stuart Mill, Principles of Political Economy. In bk. 2, chs. 11–13, he deals with wages and the remedies for low wages. The description of the Continental laws is found in Mill, Principles of Political Economy, 346–8 (bk. 2, ch. 11, sec. 4). See also 358 (bk. 2, ch. 12, sec. 2), where Mill says, “Every one has a right to live. We will suppose this granted. ” That laws restricting marriage are not a violation of principles of liberty is found in On Liberty, 304 (ch.
The first six 6 Jeremy Bentham, An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation. The definitive edition is edited by J. H. Burns and H. L. A. Hart. References to this work in this chapter will be given in the text in parenthesis, with the page of this edition followed in brackets by chapter and section numbers. 22 P1: JPK CY255B-04 0 521 828325 September 18, 2003 13:44 Mill’s Life and Philosophical Background chapters announce the most general utilitarian principles; the remainder of the text begins to work out the way in which these would be applied to criminal law.
He had Socrates conclude: “Then pleasure is the same thing with good, and pain with evil: and if a pleasure is bad, it is because it prevents a greater pleasure, or causes a pain which exceeds the pleasure: if a pain is good, it is because it prevents a greater pain, or leads to a greater pleasure. ” John Stuart Mill, “The Protagoras,” 58. ” (207 [I, 4]) Before going into a deeper discussion of Mill’s criticism of alternatives, we should notice some assumptions that Mill makes in his general objections to the a priori school.
An Introduction to Mill's Utilitarian Ethics by Henry R. West