John-Stuart Mill
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Philosophy of Society
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Synopsis:
  • Utilitarianism
  • Laws of nature control the universe and the mind
  • The environment controls the body
  • The mind is only an organ
  • Ethics
  • The moral value of an action depends on its outcome: a good action is one that has a good outcome
  • The best action is the one that pleases the greatest number of people
  • "Pleasure and freedom from pain are the only things desirable as ends" and viceversa (the only desirable things are those that promote pleasure and prevent pain)

(Copyright © 2005 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions - Termini d'uso )