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A 5 page paper which discusses the implications of John Stuart Mill�s assertion in Utilitarianism that, �Pleasure and freedom from pain are the only things desirable as ends.� Specifically considered are the principles Mill developed in Chapters 2 and 4 which make this idea plausible and critically evaluations whether his arguments are successful. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Such methods must, of course, be applied cautiously—theexistence of background conditions makes it difficult to say withcertainty that any individual phenomenon is in fact the causallyactive agent—and results will always be provisional, and open tofurther correction (Ducheyne 2008). But by carefully varyingconditions, Mill holds, we can isolate causes and reveal the lawswhich govern natural phenomena. We learn first to explain individualevents by showing that they are instances of known causal laws, andthen “in a similar manner, a law or uniformity in nature is saidto be explained, when another law or laws are pointed out, of whichthat law itself is but a case” (System, VII: 464). Bycontinued application of the Canons of Induction, the most generalLaws of Nature can be ascertained—this is the ultimate goal ofscience. Mill adopts a Humean account of such laws as regularities:“The expression, Laws of Nature, means nothing but theuniformities which exist among natural phenomena”(System, VII: 318). Nevertheless, he thinks that sciencereveals the deep structure of the world—how things genuinelyare.