Question: though j s mill agrees with bentham that happiness is...
Though J. S. Mill agrees with Bentham that happiness is the goal of ethical behavior, he points out that "it is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied." By this remark he indicates how:
|Pigs are never dissatisfied.|
|Uncultivated people are as competent to judge what happiness is as are cultivated people.|
|Some kinds of happiness are more desirable or valuable than others for various reasons.|
|Happiness ought to be desired (and thus is desirable) because people, in fact, desire to be happy.|
According to the utilitarian principle, the greatest happiness is determined by the greatest number.
According to Rachels, the prohibition on murder: