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Does Mill follow the hedonic calculus because he believed in Princple Of utility = Act Utilitarianism

Or does he remove the Hedonic calculus to be replaced with Higher and Lower pleasures

But also goes on to be linked with Rule Utilitarianism.

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I like your username, praise Lucifer and all that jazz. Anyway, from my knowlegde I only ever associate the hedonic calculus with Bentham and never came accross it being associated with Mill. You're right about the prioritising of qualitative pleasures for Mill and qualitative for Bentham. From what I recall I think Mill was against pleasures and pains being so easily quantified so many not have been a supporter of the hedonic calculus. But thats all I can share, I'm having to resit this so may not be the best source of knowlege.
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I don't think so. It was Jeremy Bentham that devised the Hedonic Calculus. I always thought Mill's Rule Utilitarianism and his qualitative pleasures belief contradicted the calculus.
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J. Bentham came up with the Hedonic calculus but J.S. Mill developed Rule Utilitarianism as he believed in Utility within rules which is where the higher and lower pleasures come in Act Utilitarianism takes into account the action only.

Remember that Teleological theories say that rules must be kept to achieve the outcome whereas deontological theory's state that the action can be justified as long as the outcome is achieved.

Mill's theory was Deontological and Bentham's was Teleological.

There as an example we were told about a woman being raped by 3 guards this could be justified using Bentham's theory of the greatest good for the greatest number and is an easy to remember example of where this theory fails. It's not nice but easy to remember.

This should help but don't take it as blind truth as it's been a year since I did RS!

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*edit* Quote me in a reply if you have any other questions and I will do my best to help!
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I'd also assumed he rejected the hedonistic calculus.
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Deontological is right or wrong within itself. A priori
Teleological is the consequences. A posteriori
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