Name: John Holladay
Title: Professor of Humanities / Room C212.
Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11-Noon Tuesday
/ Thursday 11-Noon
152 Western Philosophy Study
1. State the utilitarian principle and its correlative definition. On what
psychological theory, or "theory of life," is the principle based?
2. If a prize fight yields the same quantity of pleasure as a symphony concert, is
there any way of deciding which is better? Explain.
Does the motive influence the morality of an action?
4. Mill considers several objections to his principle. State them and indicate how he
answers them. See especially those concerned with God, expediency, time, and human nature.
5. Try to put down all of the important steps in the proof of utilitarianism that
appears in chapter IV. Is the proof convincing?
6. Why does Mill think he must show that happiness is the only thing
desired as an end.
7. Why can't virtue be the
principle of morality, i.e., the standard of
are good or bad?
8. What is the role of the will in a
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