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Utilitarianism By John Stuart Mill
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Utilitarianism is a theory in normative ethics holding that the proper course of action is the one that maximizes overall "happiness". It is now generally taken to be a form of... More > consequentialism, although when Anscome first introduced that term it was to distinguish between ‘old-fashioned Utilitarianism’ and consequentialism. According to utilitarianism the moral worth of an action is determined only by its resulting outcome although there is debate over how much consideration should be given to actual consequences, foreseen consequences and intended consequences. Two influential contributors to this theory are Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. In A Fragment on Government Bentham says ‘it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong’ and describes this as a fundamental axiom. In An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation he talks of ‘the principle of utility’ but later prefers “the greatest happiness principle".< Less
Utilitarianism By John Stuart Mill
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Although Mill includes discussions of utilitarian ethical principles in other works such as On Liberty and The Subjection of Women, Utilitarianism contains Mill's only major discussion of the... More > fundamental grounds for utilitarian ethical theory. The essay is divided into five chapters, namely General Remarks; What Utilitarianism Is; Of the Ultimate Sanction of the Principle of Utility; Of What Sort of Proof the Principle of Utility is Susceptible; and On the Connection Between Justice and Utility.< Less
Utilitarian equation By Ian D. Wright
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A near future dystopia where the cities and every one in them are monitored by an unified computer system from CCTV to the contents of their fringes. Those not in the cities live on the fridges in... More > the unmonitored zone barely scrapping by on the hand outs of the opulent city folk. The government happen upon and idea to make the lives of everyone better but at what costs. Do the needs of the many truly outweigh the needs of the few.< Less
Utilitarianism - The Original Classic Edition By Gerard Blokdijk
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John Stuart Mill's book Utilitarianism is a philosophical defense of utilitarianism in ethics. Although Mill includes discussions of utilitarian ethical principles in other works such as On Liberty... More > and The Subjection of Women, Utilitarianism contains Mill's only major discussion of the fundamental grounds for utilitarian ethical theory. Recommended reading for anyone interested in philosophy, political science, and history.< Less
Utilitarianism - The Original Classic Edition By Gerard Blokdijk
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John Stuart Mill's book Utilitarianism is a philosophical defense of utilitarianism in ethics. Although Mill includes discussions of utilitarian ethical principles in other works such as On Liberty... More > and The Subjection of Women, Utilitarianism contains Mill's only major discussion of the fundamental grounds for utilitarian ethical theory. Recommended reading for anyone interested in philosophy, political science, and history.< Less
Totally Utilitarian Dishtowel By Tracie Barrett
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This is a super fast and easy pattern for a dishtowel out of kitchen cotton. It's meant to be used, abused, and replaced when it's worn out. Have fun, make a ton of them for your kitchen and use... More > them. It's the Totally Utilitarian Dishtowel!< Less
A Better Place: Essays on Desire Utilitarianism By Alonzo Fyfe
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When I was young I decided to try to leave the world better than it would have been if I had never lived. To do this, I had to know what ‘A Better Place’ actually was. Thus, I spent 12... More > years in college studying moral philosophy. This book contains a set of essays describing pieces of the answers I think I found. I argue that we cannot reliably find those answers in scripture, in subjective sentiment, or in evolved dispositions. In fact, those who look in these places for answers often leave the world worse than it would have otherwise been. Instead, I argue for ‘desire utilitarianism’ – the idea that morality involves using praise and condemnation to promote desires that tend to fulfill other desires, and to inhibit desires that tend to thwart other desires. The details and my defense of those answers can be found inside this book. I hope that what you find inside will also inspire and help you, too, to try to make the world a better place than it would have otherwise been.< Less
A Better Place: Essays on Desire Utilitarianism By Alonzo Fyfe
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When I was young I decided to try to leave the world better than it would have been if I had never lived. To do this, I had to know what ‘A Better Place’ actually was. Thus, I spent 12... More > years in college studying moral philosophy. This book contains a set of essays describing pieces of the answers I think I found. I argue that we cannot reliably find those answers in scripture, in subjective sentiment, or in evolved dispositions. In fact, those who look in these places for answers often leave the world worse than it would have otherwise been. Instead, I argue for ‘desire utilitarianism’ – the idea that morality involves using praise and condemnation to promote desires that tend to fulfill other desires, and to inhibit desires that tend to thwart other desires. The details and my defense of those answers can be found inside this book. I hope that what you find inside will also inspire and help you, too, to try to make the world a better place than it would have otherwise been.< Less
Anonymous Whistle-Blowing and Utilitarian theory By Homework Help Classof1
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“Anonymous whistle-blowing is never morally justified, because it violates the rights of those who are accused to face their accusers.” Would this statement be true according to the... More > utilitarian theory?< Less
Utilitarianism - Universalism and Ethical Relativism - Ethical Egoism By Keltik Excalibur
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Tutorial in response to two questions: Compare and contrast utilitarianism with Kant’s moral theory (universalism). In your response, define each theory. Discuss how they might be similar and... More > how they might be different. Provide examples that demonstrate your key points. (473 words) Compare and contrast ethical relativism with egoism. In your response, define each theory. Discuss how they might be similar and how they might be different. Provide examples that demonstrate your key points. (450 words)< Less