Explain Mill’s argument in chapter two of Utilitarianism against telling a lie. Is his argument against lying consistent with his claim in chapter four that it is beneficial for people to believe that virtue is good in itself?
Mill claimed that it is expedient for a person to tell a lie in some circumstances as long as it will maximize total pleasure for oneself and other people (Mill 32). He based this line of reasoning from the fact that Utilitarianism is about the greatest happiness for the greatest number “to all mankind” and  “whole sentient creation” (Mill 17). Mill