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Existential Comics

Utilitarian Strategies

A comic by Corey Mohler about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world.

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Side note: Philosopher & social reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) founded utilitarianism, saying we should act so as to bring about the greatest overall happiness. His godson John Stuart Mill (1806-73) took utilitarianism in a new direction, arguing that instead of individual acts we should find general rules likely to maximise happiness, and follow those. But the consequences of our actions are hard to predict. By contrast, Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), argues that doing your duty is the main thing.

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Each week, Corey Mohler draws a new Existential Comics strip and posts it at existentialcomics.com.

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