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Utilitarian Reasoning IV: Justice and Utility

In our first Utilitarian Reasoning, we saw the clear resonance that Utilitarian conceptions of justice had with Epicurean conceptions of mutual advantage, as presented in the Principal Doctrines. In Mill’s fifth chapter, the subject of justice is revisited, as it … Continue reading

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Utilitarian Reasonings I

The ancient Epicureans’ contractarian ideas on justice have greatly influenced contemporary libertarianism, and conceptions of hedonic calculus–the comparative evaluation of the pleasure versus pain generated by our choices and avoidances–have been applied, sometimes in a manner that is not very … Continue reading

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