Saturday, June 9, 2007

Mill's Desire Utilitarianism

I travelled today and ran into very long lines, meaning that I could not do some of the work today that I intended.

Today, I wrote about the utilitarianism of 19th century British philosopher John Stuart Mill to tease out some similarities and differences between that theory and desire utilitarianism.isolationism.

This is actually an offshoot from the Wikipedia event. I was asked to provide something that would give desire utilitarianism more street credit. One answer I came up with is to highlight the desire-utilitarian components in some major theories in philosophy of law. After all, I did not invent the theory out of whole cloth. I borrowed extensively from the ideas of other philosophers, such as J.S. Mills.

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