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23. Ethics / E. Utilitarianism / 2. Ideal of Pleasure

[ideal life for believers in pleasure]

8 ideas
Bentham thinks happiness is feeling good, but why use morality to achieve that? [Annas on Bentham]
The value of pleasures and pains is their force [Bentham]
Ultimate goods such as pleasure can never be proved to be good [Mill]
Better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied [Mill]
Only pleasure and freedom from pain are desirable as ends [Mill]
Judgements of usefulness depend on judgements of value [Russell]
If an experience machine gives you any experience you want, should you hook up for life? [Nozick]
Modern utilitarians value knowledge, friendship, autonomy, and achievement, as well as pleasure [Hooker,B]