In 750-1,000 words, summarize J. S. Mill’s moral theory, explain the key concept of utilitarianism, and list the strengths and weaknesses of Mill’s approach.
Within the essay, develop a thought experiment and explain how it either defends or critiques his version of utilitarianism.
- Describe a thought experiment dilemma and how a utilitarian perspective might address the dilemma.
- Explain if the thought experiment defends or critiques utilitarianism and why.
- Assess whether utilitarianism is an adequate moral theory based on your thought experiment.