John Stuart Mill [Copy]

John Stuart Mill [Copy]

Published on 6 March 2023
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John Stuart Mill
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- Political economist
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- English philosopher
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- Shared the ideas of liberty, individualism, and women's rights
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Political economist
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-Viewed capitalism as a selfish process 
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- Proposed a new idea he called utilitarianism
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"All action is for the sake of some end..."
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Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill
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Utilitarianism
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- Good consequences = Good actions
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-"Actions should be measured in terms of happiness, or pleasure, that they produce."
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-The more happiness your actions spread, the better the action you have done
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Utilitarianism
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Miller wrote his book to spread the utilitarianism moral theory and to respond to misconceptions about it. He dives into how pleasure can differ in quality and quantity and how happiness is based on your intellectual prowess rather than your base urges.
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What's another book(s) he wrote?
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He wrote the books On Liberty and The Subjection of Women
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On Liberty
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- Mill focused on celebrating individuality instead of conformity
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- He continues his Utilitarian approach through out his book 
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The Subjection of Women
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- Argues in favor of legal and social equality between men and women