Mill – Justice as Utility (Utilitarianism)

When we read Foucault we talked about the panopticon, a brilliant conceptual design intended to keep prisoners under control by making them aware of the fact that the prison guard, which they could never see, might be watching them at any moment. This was considered a great humanitarian move because it did not rely on… Continue reading Mill – Justice as Utility (Utilitarianism)

Appiah – Ethics of Identity – Chapter 1

Mill’s Liberalism believes that the best society is the society in which the government creates an environment where people are not only free to be themselves, but are given the capacity to be their best selves. At minimum this requires government to give us negative liberty by leaving us alone, but it also requires government… Continue reading Appiah – Ethics of Identity – Chapter 1