Mill II



I           Mill’s project

            A. (Normative) Utilitarianism as the fundamental principle (“criterion” or “ultimate standard”) of moral right/wrong

            B.  (Metaethical)          

                        i.  Epistemological: empiricist, inductivist

                        ii.  Metaphysical: naturalist (like psychology)


II.         The “criterion”: Utilitarianism


III        Mill’s theory of the good: (some version of) hedonism.  But what is pleasure? 


IV        Bentham’s view of pleasure:  quantitative hedonism


V         Mill’s view of pleasure?

VI        Mill's "proof"