Examples Of Utilitarian Essays and Term Papers

  • case

    ‘Rule Utilitarianism ignores the consequences.’ Discuss (17 marks) It could be argued that Rule Utilitarianism does ignore the consequences, for example we can use the case study of Dianne Pretty who was suffering from motor neurone disease. The condition further led to her great distress and eventually...

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  • Philosohy

    rather than theoretical ideals. 1. Utilitarianism “Utilitarian” literally means “useful,” and the utilitarian philosopher treats morals, rights, and other social institutions as useful to some further end: Happiness. According to the utilitarian, the role of government is to promote the general happiness...

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  • Utilitarianism

    Explain the Utilitarian approach to Euthanasia. I think that both the Hedonistic and the Ideal Utilitarian would argue that voluntary euthanasia is often right. The Hedonistic Utilitarian would say that situations often arise in which a person's continued existence brings more pain than pleasure both...

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  • Discuss the Distinction Between a Fundamental and a Subordinate Moral Principle Using the Utilitarian Theory as an Example

    Discuss the distinction between a fundamental and a subordinate moral principle using the utilitarian theory as an example. A fundamental moral principle is a moral principle which is the ultimate basis for evaluating the rightness or wrongness of all acts. It is the ultimate and final reason in itself...

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  • Act Utilitarian

    Part 2 Utilitarian Ethics: act and rule Definition of Act Utilitarian The goal of an act utilitarian is to maximize a person’s overall happiness in the universe. With an act utilitarian the goal will be to “Maximize pleasure and minimize pain” (Waller, 2005, p.49). An act utilitarian says that people...

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  • Utilitarianism Stuart vs Mill

    There are two types of Utilitarianism; "act" and "rule". An act utilitarian uses thought processes associated with utilitarianism to make all decisions. This requires a lot of thought and careful calculation. For example, an act utilitarian deciding from a list of possible day trips would sit down and...

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  • Positive Utiliraianism

    maximise the amount of happiness, pleasure, preferences, etc, as in the maxim, 'The greatest good for the greatest number.' Therefore, a positive utilitarian will say we should aim simply to increase the happiness of all those affected by our actions. Negative utilitarianism is the attempt to minimise...

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  • Product Type

    are not affected by individual differences in the need for cognition. A sample of 191 consumers indicated their motivation to consume utilitarian and non-utilitarian products using an adapted association pattern matrix technique. Responses were analysed using mixed-design ANOVAs with planned comparisons...

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  • Ethics

    people’s decisions. Finally, I will explain my position on whether or not bank executives should receive large bonuses. UTILITARIAN REASONING People are faced with utilitarian reasoning every day. We are brought up from adolescents to understand that certain action is right and wrong. As we mature...

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  • Sales Promotion

    exploration) and three utilitarian benefits (savings, higher product quality, and improved shopping convenience). To address the second question, the authors develop a benefit congruency framework, which argues that a sales promotion’s effectiveness is determined by the utilitarian or hedonic nature of...

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  • Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment: Raskolnikov's Mathematical Evaluati

    considerations in his moral "equation" that do not adhere to utilitarianism. A utilitarian would argue that Raskolnikov has not reached an acceptable solution because he has not accurately solved the problem. On the other hand, a non-utilitarian would reject even the notion of deliberating about the act of murder...

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  • Utilitarianism

    (Redirected from Utilitarian) Jump to: navigation, search This article discusses utilitarian ethical theory. For a discussion of John Stuart Mill's essay Utilitarianism (1861), see Utilitarianism (book). The Utilitarianism series, part of the Politics series Utilitarian Thinkers[show] Jeremy Bentham...

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  • Assess Utilitarianism

    Utilitarianism, a form of consequentialism, is a philosophy that advocates mass pleasure for the majority. Although some utilitarian theories seek to maximise pleasurable consequences, (Hedonistic Utilitarianism, Act Utilitarianism), others seek to encourage rules that are seen as “right” (Rule Utilitarianism)...

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  • Utilitarianism

    a moral philosophy, which was developed in 19th century England by Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill and Henry Sidgwick. The essential feature a utilitarian reside in, is the notion that an action is right if it produces the most amount of happiness well limiting suffering. Utilitarianism focuses solely...

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  • Williams and Utilitarianism

    In his critique of Utilitarianism, Williams finds fault in the Utilitarian commitment to maximum utility in that it undermines the integrity of moral agents and denies people the projects and relationships they inherently value. Famously known as his “Integrity Objection”, this proposition is immediately...

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  • Utilitarianism

    concerns, especially human happiness — was one of the revolutionary Continental ideas of the Enlightenment period. Cesare Beccaria (1738-1794), for example, in his extremely influential work On Crimes and Punishments, argues that punishments should be inflicted only insofar as they are useful for human...

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  • Study Guide

    effect or from effect to cause. Give one (fictional) example of each of these two types of “reasonings” concerning matters of fact. Indicate which of your examples constitutes a reasoning from a cause to an effect and which constitutes an example of a reasoning from an effect to a cause. 2. Describe...

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  • utilitarianism essay

    would appeal to a utilitarian as in theory the whole of utilitarianism is based on this aim. Some utilitarian’s may argue that despite a lot of acts having the potential to cause pain, the suffering of a few is a small price to pay for the happiness of the overall majority. An example of this is a just...

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  • John Stewart Mill’s Idea of Utilitarianism – Does It Still Exist Today?

    used. The period in which Stewart did his major writings during was the industrial revolution. This is important as it was Stewart’s hope that a utilitarian society would help society, as a whole, escape from the poverty that existed at this time. So what is this utilitarianism that is supposed to be...

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  • Utilitarian vs Retributive

    706694 Utilitarian and retributive theory of punishment Utilitarian Theorists believe that punishment should be developed based on what is best for the public as a whole. Utilitarian theorists are forward looking as opposed to retribution theorists. The goal of utilitarian theorists is to prevent...

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