The Argument from Design - Mel Thompson.
Mill as Sage: The Essay on Bentham A LTHOUGH the writings of John Stuart Mill continue to be studied in literature courses, one sometimes wonders why. Critics generally agree that, whatever may be said for Mill as a philosopher, he is deficient as a literary artist. Most would argue that Mill is hardly in the same artistic league with the.
I. Evaluation of Kant’s ethical view: A. In favor of Kant’s ethical view:. 1. Rational, consistent, impartial: Kant’s view emphasizes the importance of rationality, consistency, impartiality, and respect for persons in the way we live our lives. If Kant is correct that moral absolutes cannot be violated, then he prevents any loopholes, self-serving exceptions, and personal biases in the.
Let's get some background. Mill believed that there were still problems with society even in his day. He felt that people were still being silenced for discussing their opinion, and cited several examples. The first, a man sentenced to 21 months in prison for vandalising a gate.
Mill’s theory, on the other hand, has a system of gradation of morality that shows an action to be more or less moral depending on the amount of happiness it generates. One cannot be a moral person under Mill’s theory without increasing the happiness of the human species, whereas under Kant’s philosophy one could be moral and still be utterly selfish.
Mill’s saw the elite as the citizens that provided furthered intellectual thinking and who advanced society. Mill saw an unbalance within society; the lower classes would be content and happy to live life in a selfishly happy manner, their stubbornness preventing the elite from improving society for all.
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Reconstruct and critically evaluate Mill’s argument for this claim. 2. Mill claims that no adult of sound mind should ever be coerced merely for his or her own good. Reconstruct and critically evaluate Mill’s argument for this claim. Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty. This work is in the public domain.