What is a Competent Judge?Edit
A Competent Judge, as the name suggests, is someone who is efficiently trained and/or experienced to be able to judge your character efficiently. In terms of Rule Utilitiarianism, a Judge is someone who can teach the essences of High and Low pleasures to those who are not yet educated. A clear example would be a parent to their child, who teaches their youth how to read and write - higher pleasures that are not acquired at birth.
So, what exactly makes a Competent Judge?EditWell, if you want it put bluntly - someone who actually understands the world! Your daddy and mummy for example, you know? If you had to choose between the following duos, who would you call competent and why?
Your 7 year-old sister VS Your esteemed Scientist MotherEdit
In this situation, your mother has experienced countless events in her time and has survived to have children. Due to this she is far more knowledgable as to how the world works, and thus a much more competent judge for what is good and what is bad.
A University Graduate VS A SkateboarderEditChoosing between a skateboarding rebel who's convinced that he's some sort of cool ninja man off Assassin's of Duty or Call's Creed or whatever you kids call it nowadays and an educated graduate, the graduate would at first seem like the more adequate choice. However, one must consider the experiences of the two involved - the skateboarder may have witnessed enough in his life to act as a judge for the good and bad!
A Cultivation of Algae VS A Conservative MPEdit
This one's a trick question - A Conservative MP is somewhat more competent than a Cultivation of Algae in most circumstances, providing you give the Tory a few thousand pounds. You must consider that experience is the key factor put to test, and that due to this positions of authority are usually efficient sources of competent judgement.
John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism