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Utilitarianism

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However, rule utilitarianism proposes a more central ... Act utilitarianism maintains that an action is right if it ...

Utilitarianism, Act and Rule | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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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 more ...

Test Questions: Ethics - Philosophy

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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; it...

UTILITARIANISM - CSUS

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“Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as. they tend to .... Objection: Utilitarianism implies that we should always act in order to. maximize ... When you are deciding which rules to adopt or teach. Euthanasia or ... conditions hold—if what actually happens under those conditions agrees with.

Utilitarianism Theory

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In the notion of consequences the Utilitarian includes all of the good and bad ... According to Mill, acts should be classified as morally right or wrong only if the ...

Soc118HumanRightsUtilitarianism.ppt

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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, nature, ...

Mill, Utilitarianism, chapter 2, pages 12-33. Blackboard Notes. The ...

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Act utilitarianism says one morally ought to form one's child to be a Mary type and .... each person should always use act utilitarianism as a decision procedure for ... same train of thought, one might hold it is right, according to act utilitarianism, ...

Utilitarianism, Justice, and Love

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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.

ACT-UTILITARIANISM - Law & Bioethics

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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 the right...

Utilitarianism - Trinity University

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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...

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Consequentialism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

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May 20, 2003 ... Classic utilitarians held hedonistic act consequentialism. ..... Similarly, some consequentialists hold that an act is right if and only if it maximizes .... be morally right to use the principle of utility as a decision procedure in cases ...

Calculating Consequences: The Utilitarian Approach - Ethical ...

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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 ...

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utilitarianism , in ethics, the theory that the rightness or wrongness of an action is ... value of their consequences is that an action is right if, and only if, the value of its total ... In this view the correct decision about how to act on a particular occasion is ..... Yet Marxism did not take hold strongly in Britain, so that the ...