In my philosophy readings on Kant and Mill, I found Kant enlightening, but very difficult to understand in most respects. What I would like to know is what the true contrast between Kant's a priori "duty" and Mill's a posteriori or consequential considerations of "the greatest happiness for the greatest number" (deontology vs. utilitarianism).© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 7:47 pm ad1c9bdddf
These are probably the most important contrasts between Kant's moral theory and Mill's:
- The basis of moral action is very different. Utilitarianism's criterion is the maximization of pleasure--more of the good is better than less of the good. Kant, on the other hand, accords feeling very little moral weight, ...
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