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Equal but…

Posted by luno in Utilitarianism, Mill, J. S., Moral Theory (Thursday January 20, 2005 at 9:57 pm)
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Mill and I gloss Bentham’s dictum, “everybody to count for one, nobody for more than one”:
All persons are deemed to have a right to equality of treatment, except when some recognized social expediency requires the reverse. And hence all social inequalities which have ceased to be considered expedient, assume the character not of simple inexpediency, […]

 
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