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;
“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.
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...
utilitarianism , in ethics, the theory that the rightness or wrongness of an action is
... is that an action is right if, and only if, the value of its total consequences is at
least as ... 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 ...
Philosophy: Ethics > Utilitarianism. ... the following: the right and wrong
dichotomy implicit in Utilitarianism, whereby a "good" act (e.g. a ... higher "critical"
level of reflection in order to decide what to do, and must think as an Act
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, ...
Associated with act-utilitarianism is an ancillary test (a guide for decision making)
... than A.) In general, the act utilitarian needs to distinguish the objectively right
act, the act ..... hold that happiness or utility is something other than pleasure.
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.