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    sovereign masters, pain and pleasure .” He uses these two masters as the justification for why his utilitarian system is the way that it is. Bentham’s utilitarianism focuses on the three factors: “the greatest individual pleasure or good”, “the greatest number”, and “the greatest good”. In his work Principles of Morals and Legislation Bentham lays out the foundations of utilitarianism and describes how this system would work if it was implemented. Bentham tries to emphasis that these…

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    Hedonism is an objective Value Theory which asserts that the only intrinsically valuable thing is pleasure. However, it does not mean pleasure in the sense it is typically thought of. Hedonists believe there are two types of pleasure: physical pleasure and attitudinal pleasure. Many people believe that physical pleasure is the important pleasure for modern Hedonists; however, this is not the case. Though physical pleasure may contribute to your attitudinal pleasure, they are not good in and of…

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    Theme: The Epicurean pleasure principle versus the African moral dimension. Introduction Pleasure seems an interesting dimension of life worthy pursuit. The question is what is pleasure? Pleasure is defined differently, to some it is the absence of pain, to others it is satisfying the biological and emotional needs, to some, it is an extravagance issue and some associate it with hedonism eat for tomorrow you shall die (Norman 2015:9). For Epicurus, pleasure is doing things in moderation,…

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    Ivie Eboigbodin Qualitative and Quantitative Pleasures Qualitative and Quantitative pleasures come out of Utilitarianism. Utilitarianism can often be thought of as dangerous and wretched because it allows for seriously immoral acts to take place. Utilitarianism argues for maximum pleasure to take place, but in doing so can allow such acts as rape, torture etc. Therefore many disregard the act because of its possible immoral acts that could take place. However the Philosopher Mill has come…

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    As humans, we typically live under two extremes in life, pain being the extreme we least desire, and pleasure being the extreme we most desire. Utilitarianism is considered to be a consequential and technological theory that holds the notion, that all actions should be judged in terms of his need in promoting the great is good for the greatest number of people. “Jeremy Bentham believe that you are Utilitarianism could be divided into three parts, he believe that humans was driven by the…

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    defined happiness is to be anything that causes pleasure and unhappiness is to be anything that causes pain. John Stuart Mill, an English philosopher and economist, took Bentham’s moral theories on Utilitarianism and developed them farther. Mill formed all of his ideas off of Bentham’s theories on utilitarianism. Bentham called the Utilitarianism principle the principle of utility, and believed that ones actions can be judged by it. However, Mill called it the Greatest Happiness Principle and…

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    happiness” (p. 90). Many utilitarians look at utility as pleasure, with the absence of pain. He presents utilitarianism as a view that utilitarians perceive to be the morally right action is the action that produces the most good. This is implied by the theory that the right action is accepted in terms of the consequences produced. Mill believes everything is derived from this desire for happiness, and it is the sole basis of morality. Derived from this…

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    There are many things in life that create pleasure, and everyone enjoys pleasurable things. So imagine that you are a spirit in heaven and are awaiting your turn for life on earth. You are standing in line, and when it is your turn to see the angel who gives you your life, you are faced with a question. The angel asks you to make a choice between the life of Haydn and the life of an oyster. The angel even says that he will make a bargain with you because he is desperate to get rid (I would use a…

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    Mills defines happiness as pleasure in the absence of pain. Therefore, to be unhappy is to be in the presence of pain and “the privation of pleasure.” Mills believes that it is a person’s duty to promote the general happiness and in a way, despises human beings that rather satisfy their personal desires. But is it selfish to put yourself first or is it the smart thing to do? Mills way of answering this question is by…

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    John Stuart Mill’s theory of higher and lower pleasures can be a tricky one. In fact, Mill defines happiness as the absence of pain, and unhappiness as the consequence of pain and the absence of pleasure. In other words, in his view, happiness is directly, related to pleasure. However, Mill points out the fact that not all pleasures are the same. For instance, he claims that intellectual pleasures are with no doubt safer than physical pleasures. As humans, we tend to chase the pleasures of…

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