Mill's Higher Pleasures and the Choice of Character*: Roderick T. Long

Utilitas 4 (2):279-297 (1992)

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Roderick Long
Auburn University
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J. S. Mill's distinction between higher and lower pleasures is often thought to conflict with his commitment to psychological and ethical hedonism: if the superiority of higher pleasures is quantitative, then the higher/lower distinction is superfluous and Mill contradicts himself; if the superiority of higher pleasures is not quantitative, then Mill's hedonism is compromised.
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