Lecture 1 Ethics


Mill’s justification of his definition of morality [ie, in comparison to golden rule



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Mill’s justification of his definition of morality [ie, in comparison to golden rule
Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of
happiness.”  the Greatest Happiness Principle Happiness is the “
summum bonum
” the ultimate good His rule is about promoting happiness. If everyone desires it then it must be desirable. May not be the ultimate desire. He needs to show that happiness is the most desired. We do things for happiness – happiness is end result. We typically want money so we can buy things that will make us happy. Misers love money for the sake of having money. That is the value of the money to them. brown Misers become unhappy is money is taken from them. Happier the money they have. Money is the definition of happiness to them red If you lose your health then you are not going to be very happy. You define your happiness, with any combination of parts blue Justification – happiness [psychol pleas is valued by us and it’s the only thing that matters everything else is a means to happiness.
Moral Dilemma
How do you know when it’s amoral dil or moral situation Moral realm involves choice possibility of harm. Moral dilemma arises when you’re having to choose between actions, and someone’s welfare will be significantly harmed no matter which action is taken.

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