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Roger Crisp on Mill’s Utilitarianism - philosophy bites
If we look outside of Utilitarianism we can find evenclearer evidence of Mill's doubts about psychological egoism andhedonism. In a note to his edition of James Mill's Analysis of thePhenomena of the Human Mind (1869) John Stuart Mill diagnoses apossible equivocation in his father's doctrine.
Excerpt from Mill’s Utilitarianism | CCHU9005 Food and …
Utility means “usefulness”, as the claim of the Utilitarian philosophers such as Bentham ((1748-1832) and Mill (1806-1873) is that their philosophy is useful for two reasons: it helps define what is good and it helps us make decisions on a personal level by examining the consequences of our choices, and on a collective level by giving us an indicator of welfare for society.