The Good. Utilitarianism is a theory of right action: A right act is one that produces the maximum possible good. A theory of right presupposes a theory of the good.
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“It is quite compatible with the principle of utility to recognize the fact that some kinds of pleasure are more desirable and more valuable than others. It would be absurd that, while, in estimating all other things, quality is considered as well as quantity, the estimation of pleasures should be supposed to depend on quantity alone.”
If one experience is less pleasurable than another, and yet intrinsically better, it would seem as if is not just pleasure that is the criteria of the good.
Undeserved happiness: Suppose a murderer gets pleasure from killing people? The hedonist believes that the worth is the same intrinsically, but they are instrumentally different.
There is a difference between ethical hedonism and hedonism in general.
Fruitful vs. unfruitful enjoyments:Suppose two people get an equal amount of pleasure from two different activities: (1) throwing dishes and (2) playing the piano.Aren't these activities of different worth?Once again, believes the worth is the same intrinsically.
Kinds of happiness: Mark Twain’s story The Mysterious Stranger (page 125) Is the happiness of insanity intrinsically good/