University of Pittsburgh, Fall Term 1998
Ben Eggleston, Instructor
Philosophy 0300—CRN 35193: Introduction to Ethics
mailbox: CL 1001—office: CL 1428E
Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. to 8:10 p.m., in CL 142
office hours: Tuesdays, 5:15–6:15, and Thursdays, 4:40–5:40

Quiz no. 3

November 5, 1998

On the front of this sheet of paper, answer each of the following questions. Provide a distinct answer for each question, numbering your answers as you proceed. Before turning in your quiz, fold this sheet of paper in half, lengthwise (i.e., so that the crease goes from top to botton, down the middle), and write your name on the back. Only answers written on the front will influence your grade, and nothing written on the front should reveal your identity.

  1. What does Mill say about Kant’s ethical theory in order to defend his claim that even in that theory, “utilitarian arguments are indispensable”?
  2. What is the Greatest Happiness Principle?
  3. According to Mill, what makes one pleasure more valuable than another?
  4. How does Mill answer the a objection that “there is not time, previous to action, for calculating and weighing the effects of any line of conduct on the general happiness”?