Essays Tagged: "Mill"

Happiness, refers to John Stuart Mill's ideas

leasures in each individual, and intrinsically, this emotion remains the ultimate goal, John Stuart Mill, a nineteenth century philosopher, correctly advocated the pursuit of happiness, and maintained ... and maintained the concept that above all other values, pleasure existed as the final destination, Mill's hedonistic views correctly and rationally identified a natural human tendency, and his Utilit ...

(5 pages) 381 1 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

"Ethics Affect Actions".Examines the views of two philosophers (Kant and Mill) on how ethics affect appropriate action. Great for a philosophy class and you can add your own views and opinions

h often times they decide without thoroughly examining their options. Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill are two philosophers who focus on the topic of ethics, yet with two different outlooks. Kant is ... and good will are more important than the results or consequences of an action. On the other hand, Mill is considered a consequentialist, which means he feels happiness is the ultimate end of humanit ...

(4 pages) 709 4 4.7 Aug/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Freedom of Speech in Mass Media: Why should it be protected?

ing freedom of speech and what will be the consequence if it is not protected, in the view of J. S. Mill, according to his book 'On Liberty'.II.What is freedom?We often regard freedom as the absence o ... o what he or she wants to do when he wants to do and where he wants to do it. However, according to Mills, Freedom is based on the 'Harm Principle'. The principle states that 'power can only exercised ...

(6 pages) 199 0 4.1 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Elite theorists argue that power is concentrated in the hands of a small minority. How useful is this view?

to explain the nature and distribution of power in all societies, the American sociologist C.Wright Mills presents a less ambitious and wide-ranging version of elite theory. He limits his analysis to ... e theory. He limits his analysis to American society in the 1950s.Unlike the early elite theorists, Mills does not believe that elite rule is inevitable: in fact he sees it as a fairly recent developm ...

(4 pages) 147 1 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Individual freedom.

freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of free association and so on. John Stuart Mill, an 19th century European philosopher wrote extensively about individual liberty. Mill argued t ... he liberty of the individual and should only do so in order to promote true individual development. Mill is concerned with progressive liberalism; the aim is to promote individual happiness. The gover ...

(11 pages) 139 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Censorship, and the way it effects our everyday lives.

t about by the Internet.The types of arguments dealt with in this section will focus on John Stuart Mill's harm principle. According to Easton, both English and American jurisprudence on free speech a ... jurisprudence on free speech and censorship are rooted in the democracy and truth justifications of Mill. Underpinning this debate has been the harm principle. Mill's harm principle states that "the o ...

(1 pages) 84 1 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

The concept of Happiness according to Kant ( with the categorical imperative) and Mill (with the utilitarianism).

Kant vs. MIll"Happiness"In two words the concept of happiness exemplifies the "American dream". People go to ... in each individual, and ultimately in the end, the emotion remains the ultimate goal. John Stewart Mills, a nineteenth century philosopher, correctly supported the pursuit of happiness, and maintaine ... , and maintained the concept that above all other values, pleasure existed as the utmost objective. Mills promoted his views of natural human tendency and his arguments supporting his theory that abov ...

(4 pages) 260 0 4.2 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Identität und Alterität in George Eliots 'The Mill on the Floss' und 'Felix Holt, The Radical'

Identität und Alteritätin George EliotsThe Mill on the FlossundFelix Holt, The RadicalGliederungI) EinleitungSeite 3II) Sozialgeschichtlicher H ... ) Modell der mentalen ProgrammeSeite 8b) Selbst-Aspekt-Modell (SAM)Seite 9IV) Alterität in The Mill on the FlossSeite 13a) Das soziale UmfeldSeite 13b) Maggie TulliverSeite 14V) Alterität in ... menfassungSeite 23LiteraturangabenSeite 25I) EinleitungAuf den ersten Blick sind die Sujets von The Mill on the Floss und Felix Holt, The Radical von George Eliot völlig unterschiedlichen Themen ...

(33 pages) 35 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Individual And Society.

The Individual And SocietyMill presents an interesting position on the authority that society maintains over the individual me ... resents an interesting position on the authority that society maintains over the individual member. Mill places more pressure of conduct on the individual as he opens the door for society to pass judg ... e door for society to pass judgment on a person who doesn't have sufficient regard for him/herself. Mill contends that there needs to be a clear distinction between where individual liberty takes prec ...

(5 pages) 96 1 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Compare the conception of freedom by any two of the following: Rousseau, Marx and Mills.

Compare the conception of freedom by any two of the following: Rousseau, Marx and Mills.Freedom in the most basic terms is a license to do what one wishes. Citizens can experiment wi ... dom in books. This essay will look at two particular writers: Jean Jacques Rousseau and John Stuart Mill. Their ideas and notion of freedom will be explored and compared in this essay.John Stuart Mill ... iduality and liberty still having relevance to the governments of today. It is in "On Liberty" that Mill sets out most strongly his ideas on individual freedom, both social and political, and in this ...

(11 pages) 183 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

John Stuart Mill

J.S. Mill's liberalism was an important and essential advance beyond the liberalism of Hobbes through his ... distinguish the area in which an individual is free to act upon his will, opinions and thoughts.To Mill, one could never be certain about the reality or fabrication of a certain opinion or viewpoint. ... eby having imposed their own version of certainty (as opposed to absolute certainty) on them. Thus, Mill wrote ' We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; ...

(5 pages) 94 0 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

19th Century European Industrialization

se areas, the disparity between the working class and aristocracy had an ideal setting. John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx were two philosophers who analyzed industrialization and the detrimental conditio ... d their own perspective, very distinctive perspective, on the best way to improve society. Although Mill and Marx differed on many issues, they were rather clear on their industrialized society's main ...

(3 pages) 74 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

When does Mill allow (and even invite) the encroachment of the state on personal liberty?

In 1859, John Stewart Mill wrote On Liberty. In it, he laid out the ethical foundation of democratic individualism. At the ... n Liberty. In it, he laid out the ethical foundation of democratic individualism. At the same time, Mill considered the circumstances under which individual liberty might be justifiably restricted. Un ... ual liberty might be justifiably restricted. Under what has come to be known as the harm principle, Mill stated that a person's liberty may justifiably be restricted only in order to prevent harm that ...

(8 pages) 42 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Comparing Devlin to Mill.

A Comparative Analysis of Devlin and MillIt can be assumed that if J.S. Mill and Lord Devlin ever coexisted some intoxicating deliberatio ... that has justifiably birthed meticulous curiosity in the works of both Lord Devlin and John Stuart Mill, each of whom have crafted disparate cures for the perils of harm in society, but neither of wh ... he beliefs of each party concerned, only then can one interpret the mutual ethics from the personal.Mill perceives only one instance in which society is justified in interfering with or limiting the f ...

(7 pages) 28 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Health Care and Utilitarianism

e health of the population served subject to available resources". Let us first examine John Stuart Mill's ethical theory of Utilitarianism.Mill held two theories on utilitarianism, a normative and a ... m.Mill held two theories on utilitarianism, a normative and a psychological one. Normative views of Mills' include his "principle of utility" which says actions are right if they produce the greatest ...

(4 pages) 108 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Who do you think was the most interesting figure (male or female) in the British women's suffrage movement 1866-1914 and why?

is act. This incident also lingers in the public memory, long after the event. However, John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was an interesting figure in the British suffrage movement in the period between 18 ... od between 1866 and 1914. He was born in London on May 20, 1806, and was the eldest of son of James Mill. He died near Avignon, France on the 8th of May 1873. He was influenced by his fathers' teachin ...

(8 pages) 46 0 2.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

George Eliot: The Use of Objects and Imagery in "The Mill on The Floss"

of matter", became a prevalent topic among many Victorian writers. George Eliot, the author of "The Mill on the Floss", used imagery and objects to show the deranged view of the importance of material ... ses and the every-day lifestyle, but also proved how repressed the Victorian society truly was. The Mill on the Floss is a direct example of how materialism affected Victorian society, and how the con ...

(15 pages) 50 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A "Brave New World"-perspective analysis on the subject of Hedonism.

on, a better life.Brenda still could accept hedonism if she accepted qualitative hedonism, based on Mill's distinction between 'higher' and 'lower' pleasures. According to Mill's, certain pleasures ha ... ue preferring higher intellectual 'mind' pleasures, as opposed to body pleasures like those in BNW. Mill's distinction goes hand in hand with qualitative hedonism, which adds quality to the criteria d ...

(4 pages) 2425 0 5.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

What Does Reason Require?

best consequences. In the case of morality, the best consequence, or end, according to John Stuart Mill, is happiness or pleasure. Therefore, an action is right to the extent that it promotes happine ... ness and wrong if it does otherwise. So how does reason fit into the utiliarian theory of morality? Mill attests that one requires reason to descren which acts produce the greatest amount of happiness ...

(2 pages) 367 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

On what grounds does Mill defend individual liberty? Is his argument successful?

ur freedom? To answer these questions, we must first understand what 'liberty' entails. John Stuart Mill's political philosophy aims to address this topic in his work "On Liberty". Mill's definition o ... thers of like mind to act upon those opinions, so long as doing so does not harm others. Central to Mill's argument is his notion of "harm", for Mill; essentially, individual freedom should only be re ...

(6 pages) 31 1 3.0 May/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy