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Date: December 2, 2002
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Bentham particularly argued against the ascetic religious traditions of eighteenth-century England that held up suffering and sacrifice as models of virtue. Bentham begins with what he takes as the self-evident observations that 1) pleasure and pain govern our lives, and 2) the former makes life happier, while the latter makes it worse...
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These two concepts anchor Bentham's ethical outlook. "Nature has placed mankind," he writes in his Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, "under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do...
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