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Single Idea 3781

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / E. Utilitarianism / 2. Ideal of Pleasure]

Full Idea

It behoves the legislator to understand the force of pleasures and pains, which is their value.

Gist of Idea

The value of pleasures and pains is their force


Jeremy Bentham (Intro to Principles of Morals and Legislation [1789], IV.1)

Book Reference

Mill,John Stuart: 'Utilitarianism (including On Liberty etc)', ed/tr. Warnock,Mary [Fontana 1962], p.64