[tags: Utilitarianism, Morality, Ethics, Consequentialism] - Introduction Ethics is a broad branch of philosophy which deals with the moral behavior.
Utilitarian Position • Act-Utilitarianism is a utilitarian theory of ethics which states that a person’s act is morally right if and only if it produces at last as much happiness as any other act that the person could perform at that time....
[tags: Morality, Utilitarianism, Ethics, Immanuel Kant] - A moral theory should be one’s guide when deciding whether an action is either good or bad, wrong or right.
John Hospers critiques utilitarianism and shows that rule utilitarianism under more specific and stricter rules would promote utility better.... He talks about two different types one is extreme utilitarianism and the other is restricted utilitarianism.
[tags: Utilitarianism, Ethics, Jeremy Bentham] - The author J. The first one is called Extreme utilitarianism which is an action that gives you the greatest amount of happiness, for the most amounts of people is the right action, no matter what the moral rule is.
I will attest that classical utilitarianism is the most logical moral theory for the sake of the greater good being the only intrinsically valuable thing because it supplies us with the most opportunities to improve welfare.
Classical utilitarianism belongs to the family of moral theories called consequentialism....This is one of the most famous phrases in the US Declaration of Independence and has become the underpinning of the dreams of millions of people around the world....[tags: Flaws in Utilitarianism] - Fudging records and misstating corporate revenue to management, shareholder, and the IRS is unlawful activity.I will begin my paper by defining the ethical theory of utilitarianism, preference and hedonistic utilitarianism, lay out the innocent bystander objection and provide support....[tags: utilitarianism, baystander objection] - It’s only second nature to ask oneself, “What is the right thing to do?That beacon of happiness is sought and hunted by all as the ultimate goal.In this essay, I will outline the theory of utilitarianism along with a very compelling objection to it, called the ‘innocent bystander’ objection.In this work, the differences and the similarities of utilitarianism and hedonism will be pointed out after explaining them separately....[tags: Utilitarianism, Ethics, Hedonism, Immanuel Kant] - Imagine a child living in a hot, government owned apartment in Chicago. With his single, jobless mother he struggles to the words of the founding fathers: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable Rights; that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness...” (The Declaration of Independence).Their two basic view consist of believing that we should nurture everyone’s happiness and not just one’s own, and accepting that some pleasures are bigger than others.Act and Rule Utilitarianism is based on two principles called the Consequentialist Principle and the Utility Principle.... Mills can be summed up in his precise language, ‘actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness.’ Essentially, the morally correct action is the action that produces the most happiness, and the action that produces unhappiness is the morally incorrect action, and that this is the basis for morality....