Epi 02 Put a price tag on life

Put a price tag on life

Benthame Utilitarian
Idea:
Greatest Good for the greatest number
Objections
1. Fail to respect indviduals / Minority right
2. Not possible to aggregate all value into numbers
1. Using a single number
2. If the preference has a worthier different
Example:
Cost-benefits analysis
The cigarette
The Ford Pinto
the cost of life

Measure the pleasure

Example

Torture to extract information for the collective good
Translating value to number
    the value of entrance to women dorm

John Stuart Mill

humanize the Utilitarian and accommodate the humanism concerns
respond to the objections
    1. Fail to respect indviduals / Minority right

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3. Not possible to aggregate all value into numbers 
    1. Using a single number 
    2. If the preference has a worthier different

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