Green and Utilitarianism

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Philosophy

 

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Robert H

 

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January 2, 2013

 

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Weinstein argues that Green (as well as L. T. Hobhouse) 1 share striking similarities with utilitarians, especially John Stuart Mill, in his political thought. Indeed, Weinstein reminds us that Green had claimed Mill's reformulated utilitarianism was ?scarcely... distinguishable' from his own position, as Green says: Now, in a general way and up to a certain point, the line of action directed at this removal of obstacles and supply of conditions favorable to goodness, will also tend to make existence more pleasant for those whose good is being sought...
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distinguishable' from his own position, as Green says: Now, in a general way and up to a certain point, the line of action directed at this removal of obstacles and supply of conditions favorable to goodness, will also tend to make existence more pleasant for those whose good is being sought.2 For Weinstein, Green ?advocates a Consequentialism of self-realization which also stands hard by improved utilitarian moral rights'...
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