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One idea worth considering is whether a certain degree of punishment of distasteful activity might also be a natural human reaction. Mill may leave doors open for critique by basing his argument on what it is "natural" for humans to do.
In the last paragraph of the commentary there is a discussion of Mill's belief in the existence of truth. It is my opinion that the way this last paragraph was written does not adequately represent Mill's understanding of truth. The commentator confuses moral truth and utilitarian truth. The commentary assumes truth on the basis of simple right or wrong, but Mill was a utilitarian. I believe Mill's understanding of truth is one where the 'trueness' of an idea is weighed by its ability to serve the greater good. (The effectual utility that th... Read more→
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Oh ok my bad.
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I guess you're right, my bad.
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