Essay about Utilitarianism By John Stuart Mill

760 Words Oct 28th, 2016 4 Pages
Utilitarianism is well known across hundreds of nations all over the world. Utilitarianism has been around for several centuries and has a very important meaning in the lives of many. It would be safe to assume that utilitarianism is going to be around for a long time and have an enormous impact on the way many people live their lives. Utilitarianism has a lot going for it yet some people still have their objections towards utilitarianism. during this paper I plan to explain depth how the moral theory utilitarianism works by using the example of jim and the villagers and then I will go on to discuss objections that are directly directed towards utilitarianism and in final I will respond to these objections Utilitarianism, by John Stuart Mill, is an article composed to give support to the utilitarianism as an ethical theory. This ethical theory characterizes an action to be correct in the event that it produces joy and on the off chance that it produces disappointment or displeasure the action is to be deemed morally wrong. Utilitarianism characterizes “good” as delight or happiness with the absence of pain or displeasure. John Stuart Mill says that pleasures can vary in quality and quantity, and that these pleasures play sees the power to be compared and some are to be deemed more naturally desirable to us as humans and others can be considered less desirable. The more desirable pleasures or “higher pleasures” are pleasures that can only be experienced by people,for…

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