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John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism, Quotes and Theory

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Which of the following statements is TRUE according to John Stuart Mill's philosophy of utilitarianism?

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1. According to John Stuart Mill's harm principle as described in On Liberty, which of the following is NOT acceptable?

2. According to John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, why do people end up making choices that benefit society?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can help you assess your knowledge of the life of John Stuart Mill. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include Mill's harm principle and the philosophy of utilitarianism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you review:

  • Mill's harm principle
  • Utilitarianism
  • Ideas from 'On Liberty'
  • John Stuart Mill

Skills Practiced

Use these assessment tools to practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the harm principle and utilitarianism
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve history practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the ideas from 'On Liberty'

Additional Learning

To learn more about John Stuart Mill, review the accompanying lesson John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism, Quotes and Theory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Mill's principles of ethics
  • Define anti-institutionalism
  • Learn about the characteristics of utilitarianism
  • Examine the harm principle
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