However, rule utilitarianism proposes a more central ... Act utilitarianism
maintains that an action is right if it ...
Act utilitarians believe that whenever we are deciding what to do, we should ...
The right action in any situation is the one that yields more utility (i.e. creates
According to the utilitarian principle of morality, one should always act so as to
produce ... to cultural or individual choice, no universally valid moral principles
hold for all human beings. .... (d) what makes actions moral or immoral, right or
wrong. ... (a) hedonism is not a way of life or a way of deciding how to act morally;
Mar 20, 2012 ... (As it is sometimes put, the good is more fundamental than the right.) ...
Eudaimonistic consequentialists hold that the only thing that is intrinsically good
is happiness, ... The Utilitarian Decision Procedure ... (This is true for "act
utilitarianism"; in the case of a variant called "rule utilitariani...
The utilitarian approach to ethics -- and the limitations of this approach. ...
straightforward method for deciding the morally right course of action for any
particular ... in making an ethical decision, we must ask ourselves: "What effect
will my doing this act ... Despite such differences among utilitarians, however,
most hold ...
Utilitarianism says that the Result or the Consequence of an Act is the real
measure of ... Act: An Action is right if and only if it produces the greatest balance
of pleasure ... The decision was made not to inform the town that they would be
bombed. ... Many philosophers hold that we have certain rights, either from God,
Utilitarianism's theory of what is right is consequentialism, or the doctrine that the
... we will see; there are a variety of forms of consequentialism that utilitarians
hold. ... A. Act consequentialism: An act consequentialist holds the following
account of ... which action is right recommends a kind of action, for deciding is an...
The utilitarian principle is traditionally expressed: Always act to produce the
greatest ... So as good utilitarians we decide to make the greatest number of
people .... When that reason doesn't hold, then the utilitarian, theoretically, is
willing to ... we carefully consider all actions to determine whether we are doing
Act-utilitarians hold that in general or at least where it is practicable, one is to tell
what is ... It can never be right to act on the rule of telling the truth if we have good
..... moral score is the same and there is no basis for choosing between them.
actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they
tend to ... Partly anticipating the later distinction between act and rule
utilitarianism, Mill ... of the consequent pains that I reasonably consider when
deciding what to do. ... (Utilitarianism 4) The argument doesn't hold up well at all
in logical ...