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John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill (1806–1873), the English philosopher, also argued that utilitarianism must take animals into account, writing in 1864: "Nothing is more natural to human beings, nor, up to a certain point in cultivation, more universal, than to estimate the pleasures and pains of others as deserving of regard exactly in proportion to their likeness to ourselves. ... Granted that any practice causes more pain to animals than it gives pleasure to man; is that practice moral or immoral? And if, exactly in proportion as human beings raise their heads out of the slough of selfishness, they do not with one voice answer 'immoral,' let the morality of the principle of utility be for ever condemned."

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John Stuart Mill - Major Publications
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... New Essays Concerning Human Understanding Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, 1651 John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding John Locke, Two Treatises of Government, 1689 George Berkeley ...
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... She works on Karl Marx, Thomas Aquinas, John Stuart Mill, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Elizabeth Anscombe ... Professor Vogler is the author of John Stuart Mill’s Deliberative Landscape An Essay in Moral Psychology, published by Routledge in 2001, and Reasonably Vicious, published by Harvard University Press in 2002 ... editing the forthcoming Oxford Companion to John Stuart Mill ...

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