In the textbook, read and understand Oskar Piest’s introduction on pp. vii-viii.
• Read and understand Mill’s “General Remarks,” on pp. 3-8.
• Read, reread, analyze, and critique the assigned chapters from John Stuart Mill, “What Utilitarianism Is,” pp. 9-33.
• For help with Mill and his philosophy, see this link: http://www.iep.utm.edu/milljs/. Pay close attention to # 1 and # 2.d. in this online article.
• For help with Mill’s specific arguments for utilitarianism, see this link: http://www.iep.utm.edu/mill-eth/. Pay close attention to # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 in this online article.
What Utilitarianism Is”—from John Stuart Mill, UTILITARIANISM, to summarize and analyze. Mill remains one of the leading moral and political philosophers in the history of western philosophy.
CAREFULLY note the assignment and the helps in the syllabus summarize, analyze, and critique.