Essay on Comparison of Jeremy Bentham’s and John Mill’s theories

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Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, were both english philosophers that were born around the same time period, Bentham in 1748, and Mill in 1806. What these two had even more in common would be the fact that they were both major benefactors of Utilitarianism. Jeremy Bentham was known for a few things, he was a philosopher, an economist, a theoretical jurist, and one of the chief expounders and developers of Utilitarianism (Encyclopædia Britannica Online, s. v. "Jeremy Bentham"). John Stuart Mill was also known for several things that he has done. He was an English philosopher, economist, a prominent publicist, a logician, an ethical theorist, as well as an exponent of Utilitarianism (Encyclopædia Britannica Online, s. v. "John Stuart …show more content…
If the Law passed the test, then it made it into the books, but if it failed you could wave it goodbye. Utilitarianism noticed the person of the individual, and each individual best understood what their needs were. The individual could pursue the needs as best as they saw fit, but when it interfered with the happiness of the greatest of numbers was it to be shut down (Coffin et al. 2011. 622). Along with the proposal of utilitarianism, he also developed the principle of “Utility”. The principle of utility was defined in his book as “that property in any object whereby it tends to produce pleasure, good or happiness, or to prevent the happening of mischief, pain, evil or unhappiness to the party whose interest is considered” (Encyclopædia Britannica Online, s. v. "Jeremy Bentham"). Bentham says that mankind is governed by two separate motives, the two are

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