However, rule utilitarianism proposes a more central ... Act utilitarianism
maintains that an action is right if it ...
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 ...
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 ... This is a quick overview of some aspects of Utilitarianism. ... (As it is sometimes
put, the good is more fundamental than the right.) ... Eudaimonistic
consequentialists hold that the only thing that is ... Utilitarianism attempts to
provide something like an algorithm or decision procedure for moral problems.
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 ...
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, ...
Morality is the system through which we determine right and wrong conduct -- i.e.,
... Ý When evaluating the merits of some decision regarding a case, we will
always ... set of principles or rules the relevant culture just happens to hold at the
time. .... Ý Also, some distinguish between Act Utilitarianism and Rule
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 ...
Utilitarianism is basically the theory that the right course of action is the one that
... Classical utilitarianism may be classified as hedonistic act consequentialism.
..... of rightness, and not a decision procedure, then utilitarianism does not entail ...
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.