Mill’s Theory of Value and the Principle of Utility

John Stuart Mill’s theory of Utilitarianism is a principle that focuses on actions that promote human happiness and actions that don’t. His definition of happiness has hedonistic undertones that move towards the absence of pain. In this paper, it must be argued that happiness can not be defined by the presence of pleasure and the absence of pain as pain is an important part of the human experience and can not be eliminated. Can use religious texts to make this point as well as other philosophers such as Hume or Locke.