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John Stuart Mill

Utilitarianism

    Соня Верхотуроваje citiralaпре 4 године
    test of right and wrong must be the means, one would think, of ascertaining what is right or wrong, and not a consequence of having already ascertained it.
    Соня Верхотуроваje citiralaпре 4 године
    the greatest happiness principle, has had a large share in forming the moral doctrines even of those who most scornfully reject its authority.
    Соня Верхотуроваje citiralaпре 4 године
    most material and even predominant consideration in many of the details of morals,
    b5293429150je citiraoпре 5 година
    Neither pains nor pleasures are homogeneous, and pain is always heterogeneous with pleasure. What is there to decide whether a particular pleasure is worth purchasing at the cost of a particular pain, except the feelings and judgment of the experienced?
    b5293429150je citiraoпре 5 година
    which he can look for, as the world is constituted, is imperfect. But he can learn to bear its imperfections, if they are at all bearable; and they will not make him envy the being who is indeed unconscious of the imperfections, but only because he feels not at all the good which those imperfections qualify. It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, is of a different opinion, it is because they only know their own side of the question. The other party to the comparison knows both sides.
    b5293429150je citiraoпре 5 година
    It is indisputable that the being whose capacities of enjoyment are low, has the greatest chance of having them fully satisfied; and a highly-endowed being will always feel that any happiness
    Danny Talbotje citiraoпре 8 година
    since few but those whose mind is a moral blank, could bear to lay out their course of life on the plan of paying no regard to others except so far as their own private interest compels.
    Danny Talbotje citiraoпре 8 година
    worth is solely that of the things which it will buy; the desires for other things than itself, which it is a means of gratifying.
    Danny Talbotje citiraoпре 8 година
    This conviction is the ultimate sanction of the greatest-happiness morality. This it is which makes any mind, of well-developed feelings, work with, and not against, the outward motives to care for others
    Danny Talbotje citiraoпре 8 година
    This feeling in most individuals is much inferior in strength to their selfish feelings, and is often wanting altogether. But to those who have it, it possesses all the characters of a natural feeling. It does not present itself to their minds as a superstition of education, or a law despotically imposed by the power of society, but as an attribute which it would not be well for them to be without.
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