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There is no way to make happiness comparable from one person to another. Happiness is an internal state that is largely dependent on the things going on inside the individual's head. The identical outward experiences will make one person hugely happy, and bore the next person to discomfort. I want to attend this lecture on moral philosophy, but my friend ...


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We do not need to understand utility as increasing happiness (and minimizing pain) in a narrow sense. It is probably best to understand “happiness” or “pleasure“ here in a wide sense as „good feeling“. Measuring this could be done with surveys or other scientific methods or by inference from your own experiences etc., i.e. by taking your best intuitive guess....


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