The Mill By John Stuart Mill

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John Stuart Mill was a famous philosopher and historian. Jeremy Bentham who advocated for utilitarianism just like Mill influenced much of Mill’s works. Mill’s works were also greatly influenced by Jeremy Bentham’s brother, Samuel and Mill’s father, James. Mill had many early works prior to his writings on utilitarianism.
Mill discusses how to determine right and wrong, but this seems to be an ongoing conflict. Mill believes that in order to prove goodness you must have ethical morals lined up in order to honor that goodness. Mill also focuses on morality and goodness being proved by legislation and welfare. Mill feels that individuals should practice morality based upon laws and receive proper punishment if they do not obtain goodness or happiness in the appropriate manners; unjust actions should result in consequences. Mill argues that actions should be done based upon not simply the happiness of yourself, but the happiness that will result in others.
Utilitarianism, as summed up by one of its leading advocates, John Stuart Mill (1806–73), is the ethical belief that “actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness”(Troyer, 2003). Therefore, considering circumstances as Mill would, Robin Hood would not be considered unethical for stealing from the wealthy in order to provide for the poor, on account of, him being able to generate more happiness in the world as opposed to what otherwise would have

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