By Jeremy Bentham
Based at the assumption that people search excitement and keep away from soreness, Bentham's utilitarian point of view varieties a consultant to ethical decision-making. With the "greatest happiness of the best quantity" as his target, the writer makes an attempt to spot the assets and types of excitement and ache in addition to the ways that they are often measured in assessing ethical strategies. concerns of intentionality, attention, reasons, and inclinations help Bentham's arguments. The textual content concludes along with his survey of function and the position of legislations and jurisprudence, a desirable workout within the thought of social reform that explores conflicts among the pursuits of the bulk and person freedom.
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Strength of intellectual powers, in general, seems to correspond pretty exactly to general strength of body: as any of these qualities in particular does to particular strength. XIII. 7. Firmness of mind on the one hand, and irritability on the other, regard the proportion between the degrees of efficacy with which a man is acted upon by an exciting cause, of which the value lies chiefly in magnitude, and one of which the value lies chiefly in propinquity. A man may be said to be of a firm mind, when small pleasures or pains, which are present or near, do not affect him, in a greater proportion to their value, than greater pleasures or pains, which are uncertain or remote; Of an irritable mind, when the contrary is the case.
The pains of the memory may be grounded on every one of the above kinds, as well of pains of privation as of positive pains. These correspond exactly to the pleasures of the memory. XXIX. 10. The pains of the imagination may also be grounded on any one of the above kinds, as well of pains of privation as of positive pains: in other respects they correspond exactly to the pleasures of the imagination. XXX. 11. The pains of expectation may be grounded on each one of the above kinds, as well of pains of privation as of positive pains.
The simple pleasures of the ear; independent of association. 6. The simple pleasures of the eye; independent of association. 7. The pleasure of the sexual sense. 8. The pleasure of health: or, the internal pleasureable feeling or flow of spirits (as it is called), which accompanies a state of full health and vigour; especially at times of moderate bodily exertion. 9. The pleasures of novelty: or, the pleasures derived from the gratification of the appetite of curiosity, by the application of new objects to any of the senses.
An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham