John Stuart Mill's Idea Of Utilitarianism

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I am writing on John Stuart Mill’s idea of Utilitarianism. This is Mills concept of how to determine what is right and what is wrong based on consequences. Utilitarianism is the idea that the consequence of an action is happiness then the action is therefore considered justified. Mills claims that “each person’s happiness is a good to that person, and the general happiness” (McCloskey, pg 61). When he says this he means that if one specific thing benefits one person then that same thing should be beneficial to everyone else as well. Mill makes this conclusion by saying that people enter into different lifestyles in order to better themselves, and that the driving force behind this is how happy they will be. This carried over to Mill’s social and political Philosophy as well. A quote from Mill is that “all human thought, feeling, and action are subject to fixed laws and therefore society has to accept and conform to the consequence of those free laws” (Mill Logic, pg 56). He believed that people have their own liberty of action. He was against restricting actions even if they are harmful to people. Is Mill’s idea on what is right and what is wrong valuable to know? Mill’s idea on what is right and what is wrong is not …show more content…

One must be aware of what led up to something happening in order to improve or adapt their approach, there cannot be just one end point. There are always going to be multiple different outcomes that can occur. While focusing on the consequence of those outcomes could allow there to be a faster recovery from a negative outcome, by perfecting the process we can essentially choose the outcome that we want. This would in turn save the trouble of having to do any damage control at all. Just because there are specific outcomes does not mean that you cannot control how you get to them or shape them along the

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