功利主义行为是对直接功利主义最熟悉的一种形式，而责任理论则是对间接功利主义最常见的一种形式。威廉姆斯提出的另一种观点是间接享乐主义。威廉曾说过，不可能通过直接劝说的方式获得幸福，这种方式可以指的是快乐。在乔治的例子中，功利主义认为乔治将把自我放纵的神经质放在一边。他可以接受CBW生产的工作，因为积极的影响大于消极的影响，这就是George (Mill 210)的不适。另一方面，本我倾向于认为乔治为自己的正直增加了砝码。这是因为关键的项目将定义他在代理的道德而反对CBW。这不会是拿这份工作为CBW的推广，甚至不惜牺牲自己的家庭，间接推广CBW的研究。
As clarified by the proportionality doctrine of Mill, the idea of utilitarianism endorses that right action or duty has to be defined with respect to promoting happiness. However, how duty has been related with happiness by Mill still lacks clarity. For understanding the various strands in conception over utilitarianism, there is a need for differentiating between indirect and direct utilitarianism. According to direct utilitarianism, any object related to moral assessment require assessment in proportion by valuing the key outcomes for the happiness in general (Mill 121). Under indirect utilitarianism, the assessment of morality will not be valuing the results for happiness generally, in conformance with good or optimal value of acceptance.So under formulation, indirect and direct utilitarianism are general theories applicable in objectifying the moral assessment. But the key focus is over the duty or the right action.
Action of utilitarianism is a form of most familiarity applicable towards the direct utilitarianism, while the theory of duty is most common in case of indirect utilitarianism.The offer of alternate perspective by Williams is in terms of indirect hedonism. William has suggested that there cannot be attainment of happiness via direct persuading in a manner that can be reference of pleasure. In the case of George, utilitarianism provides that George will be putting aside the squeamishness of self- indulgence. He can take the job for production of CBW due to the positive impacts outweighing the negative impacts that is the discomfort of George (Mill 210). On the other hand, ID tends to be dictating that George provided increased weight towards his own integrity. This is because the key projects will be defining him in agent of morality while opposing CBW. This will not be taking the job for the promotion of CBW, even at the expense to hurt his family, with indirect promotion of CBW research.