• Comparing Mill and kant's ethical theories

    Author(s):
    Irfan Ajvazi (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Logic
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    utilitarianism, Philosophy of logic
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/vg2s-2c70
    Abstract:
    Compare Mill and Kant's ethical theories; which makes a better societal order? John Stuart Mill (1808-73) believed in an ethical theory known as utilitarianism. There are many formulation of this theory. One such is, \"Everyone should act in such a way to bring the largest possibly balance of good over evil for everyone involved.\" However, good is a relative term. What is good? Utilitarians disagreed on this subject. Mill made a distinction between happiness and sheer sensual pleasure. He defines happiness in terms of higher order pleasure (i.e. social enjoyments, intellectual). In his Utilitarianism (1861), Mill described this principle as follows:According to the Greatest Happiness Principle … The ultimate end, end, with reference to and for the sake of which all other things are desirable (whether we are considering our own good or that of other people), is an existence exempt as far as possible from pain, and as rich as possible enjoyments.
    Notes:
    Compare Mill and Kant's ethical theories; which makes a better societal order? John Stuart Mill (1808-73) believed in an ethical theory known as utilitarianism. There are many formulation of this theory. One such is, \"Everyone should act in such a way to bring the largest possibly balance of good over evil for everyone involved.\" However, good is a relative term. What is good? Utilitarians disagreed on this subject. Mill made a distinction between happiness and sheer sensual pleasure.
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