Utilitarianism and Individual Liberty Quiz

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What is the ultimate aim of pursuing the highest end of human life, according to the text?

To guarantee a quality life and the greatest happiness

What is the fundamental concept of loving wisdom, as mentioned in the text?

Developing virtue like justice by studying it and doing just acts

According to Rawls (2000), what is the aim of modern moral philosophy?

To establish a basis of moral knowledge independent of church authority

What should we use our freedom for, according to the text?

To make morally discerning choices

What is the aim of moral philosophy, as mentioned in the text?

To establish a basis of moral knowledge independent of church authority

How can we realize the truth better, according to the text?

By developing our intellectual capacity

According to utilitarianism, why should one choose a higher pleasure over a lower pleasure?

Higher pleasures contribute more to human happiness in the long run

What is the significance of property rights according to the text?

To determine what shall be done with what we own, but it should serve life-saving purposes

In Kant's view, what is considered a higher good than being concerned with human pleasure?

Respecting the will of rational human beings

Why does justice require us to uphold the human rights of all persons, according to the text?

Because they are human beings

What does healthy intersubjectivity entail, based on the text?

Accepting differences with other people

Why is an authentic dialogue important in relation to intersubjectivity, according to the text?

It helps in building partnership, caring, and loving-kindness

What does a dominant mode of discourse refer to in the context of human social reality?

Shared communication and resonance among group members

What does intersubjectivity aim to heal in human beings, as mentioned in the text?

Being fragmented and mechanistic by being holistic and organic

What is realized through shared and exchanged consciousness of individuals, based on the text?

Intersubjectivity that becomes transformative in the world and in one's life

Why does utilitarianism emphasize choosing to finish studies before focusing on love life?

To ensure a stable source of livelihood before seeking pleasure

Test your knowledge on utilitarianism and individual liberty based on the principles of J.S. Mill. Explore the concept of respecting individual liberty and the choice between higher and lower pleasures.

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