• CLOSED
    December 11 12:00am
    The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
  • JAGS Invite
    December 11 12:00am
    Swim meet more »
  • Competition Pool
    December 12 5:30am
    Lap swim more »
  • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
    December 12 10:00am
    A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
  • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
    December 12 10:00am
    The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
Sunday, December 11, 2016
    IU Calendar




    • CLOSED
      December 11 12:00am
      The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
    • JAGS Invite
      December 11 12:00am
      Swim meet more »
    • Competition Pool
      December 12 5:30am
      Lap swim more »
    • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
      December 12 10:00am
      A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
    • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
      December 12 10:00am
      The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
    Sunday, December 11, 2016
      IU Calendar




      • CLOSED
        December 11 12:00am
        The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
      • JAGS Invite
        December 11 12:00am
        Swim meet more »
      • Competition Pool
        December 12 5:30am
        Lap swim more »
      • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
        December 12 10:00am
        A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
      • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
        December 12 10:00am
        The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
      Sunday, December 11, 2016
        IU Calendar




        • CLOSED
          December 11 12:00am
          The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
        • JAGS Invite
          December 11 12:00am
          Swim meet more »
        • Competition Pool
          December 12 5:30am
          Lap swim more »
        • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
          December 12 10:00am
          A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
        • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
          December 12 10:00am
          The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
        Sunday, December 11, 2016

          About This Event

          Summary

          The Peirce Seminar Series Presents

           

           

           

          Jeffrey Downard

          Associate Professor of Philosophy

          Northern Arizona University

           

           

           

           

          Pain and Pleasure: Mill’s Utilitarianism rebutted with Peirce’s Phenomenology

           

           

           

           

          In his classic work on moral theory, John Stuart Mill argues that empirical observations are the only kind of proof that can be given to show that something is good.  Drawing on evidence about what each of us desires, he argues that pleasure and the absence of pain are the only things that are good for their own sake.  All other things, including virtue, the will and justice, are good solely insofar as they are a means to happiness or a part of it.  In this paper, I will draw on Peirce’s phenomenology in order to develop some objections to Mill’s arguments.  In particular, I will use Peirce’s account of the formal categories of firstness, secondness and thirdness in order to show that Mill cannot give an adequate explanation of what is necessary to make a comparison of the value of two things that are held to be good—such as a comparison of the value of intellectual and physical pleasures.

           

           

           

          Thursday, 25 October 2012

          4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

          ES0016

           

           

           

           

           

          Contact:

          David Pfeifer

          278-2306

          depfeife@iupui.edu

           

           

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          David Pfeifer
          depfeife@iupui.edu

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          IU Calendar




          • CLOSED
            December 11 12:00am
            The competition lap pool for lap swim is closed. more »
          • JAGS Invite
            December 11 12:00am
            Swim meet more »
          • Competition Pool
            December 12 5:30am
            Lap swim more »
          • Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here
            December 12 10:00am
            A car bomb exploded in 2007 in the historic intellectual center of Baghdad, al-Mutanabbi Street. More than 130 people died or were wounded, but the place escaped geographic bounds to become a global movement for the free exchange of ideas. View selections from a rare collection of artist's books and broadsides that continue to be generated a more »
          • Undergraduate Student Exhibition
            December 12 10:00am
            The Undergraduate Student Exhibition is juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access Gallery in New York. Works are typically selected from hundreds of submission across a wide variety of media. more »
          Sunday, December 11, 2016