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Homework for 10/14

Here’s the homework for Tuesday, October 14. (No class Thursday 10/9 because of the Jewish holiday.)

Read the section of Mill’s chapter II that was discussed in tonight’s class. At 4:30, it was section 4; at 6:30, it was section 3. You can get page numbers from the handout, which can be downloaded in the previous blog post.

Blog about the objection discussed in class. At 4:30, the question is whether utilitarianism really does demand too much of moral agents. At 6:30, the question is whether and to what extent self-sacrifice (i.e. the denial of one’s own pleasure) has moral value. This blog entry is due Sunday at midnight.

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