Thomas Carlyle on Utilitarianism - Dictionary of Arguments
Höffe I 348
Utilitarianism/CarlyleVsBentham/Carlyle/Höffe: [against Bentham's utilitarianism there was the accusation] that utilitarianism was an ethics for pleasure-seekers. The British writer and historian Thomas Carlyle had sharpened it to the objection that utilitarianism was a philosophy for pigs (pig philosophy).
Bentham: According to Bentham's provocative aphorism that, with the same quality of pleasure, an undemanding child's play is as good as poetry, the qualitative differences between the various occasions and types of pleasure expressly do not count. >Utilitarianism/Mill, >VsUtilitarianism._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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