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Title: Utility (According to John Stuart Mills)


Inspectah Ganesha - June 6, 2008 08:36 AM (GMT)
Utility is sometimes referred to by my landlord, who likes to remind me that she pays for my heat.

But Utility is used in another sense as well. If we can imagine, for a second, that Good could be quantified and represented by a positive number and we could do the same for Bad and represent it with a negative number:

Good + Bad = Utility

Thus, the ethical thing to do would be the thing that maximizes Utility.




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