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" We think utility, or happiness, much too complex and indefinite an end to be sought, except through the medium of various secondary ends, concerning which there may be, and often is, agreement among persons who differ in their ultimate standard ; and... "
Legal Reasoning and Political Conflict - Page 2
by Cass R. Sunstein Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence and Co-Director of the Center on Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe University of Chicago - 1996 - 240 pages
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Dissertations and Discussions: Political, Philosophical and Historical

John Stuart Mill - History - 1859
...hold | with him that all right thinking on the details of morals depends on its express assertion. We think utility, or happiness, much too complex and...indefinite an end to be sought except through the medium of jyarious secondary endsj concerning which there may be, and often is, agreement among persons who differ...
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Dissertations and Discussions: Political, Philosophical, and ..., Volume 1

John Stuart Mill - History - 1864 - 391 pages
...not hold with him that all right thinking on the details of morals depends on its express assertion. We think utility, or happiness, much too complex and...does, in fact, prevail a much greater unanimity among flunking persons than might be supposed from their diametrical divergence on the great questions of...
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Ethics

John Dewey, James Hayden Tufts - Ethics - 1908 - 618 pages
...regisl tered its experience. The following quotations from Mill bring out the essential points : s "We think utility or happiness much too complex and...indefinite an end to be sought except through the medium of x various secondary ends concerning which there may be, and often is, agreement among persons who differ...
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Ethics

John Dewey, James Hayden Tufts - Ethics - 1908 - 618 pages
...has registered its experience. The following quotations from Mill bring out the essential points : "We think utility or happiness much too complex and...indefinite an end to be sought except through the inedium of various secondary ends concerning which there may be, and often is, agreement among persons...
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The Correspondence of John Stuart Mill and Auguste Comte

John Stuart Mill, Auguste Comte - Social Science - 403 pages
...utilitarianism. Dissatisfied with Bentham's "method" and "doctrine" (= observations), he explains: "We think utility, or happiness, much too complex...sought except through the medium of various secondary ends."34 Mill has outgrown Bentham's analysis and is trying to balance his indebtedness with his own...
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Women, Political Philosophy and Politics

Liz Sperling - Philosophy - 2001 - 213 pages
...famous utilitarian goal, or 'greatest-happiness principle", was roundly denounced by Mill as being 'too complex and indefinite an end to be sought except through the medium of various secondary ends' (Utilitarianism: 118). 3. Translating this to the family unit, there was also no such thing as a good...
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Individualism and the Social Order: The Social Element in Liberal Thought

Charles Robert McCann - Business & Economics - 2004 - 234 pages
...or consequence (J. Gray 1996, p. 22). Mill concedes as much in his qualifications to the principle: We think utility, or happiness, much too complex and...except through the medium of various secondary ends ... Those who adopt utility as a standard can seldom apply it truly except through the secondary principles...
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International Journal of Ethics, Volume 16

Ethics - 1905
...says, "agreeing with Bentham in his principle than in the degree of importance which he attached to it. We think utility, or happiness, much too complex and...among persons who differ in their ultimate standard. As mankind are much more nearly of one nature than of one opinion about their own nature, they are...
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