Examples Of Utilitarian Essays and Term Papers

  • Utilitarian

    utilitarianism holds that each individual action, in all its concreteness and in all its detail, is what should be subjected to the utilitarian test. Rule utilitarians hold that utility applies appropriately to classes of actions rather than to given individual actions. Thus, by looking at the general...

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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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  • The Utilitarian

    | The Utilitarian, Libertarian and Rawlsian approach to Nestlé’s Ice Mountain Water | Justice Case Study Paper | | Rochelle Carlisle | 1/31/2013 | | Many people believe that water is just nothing, which in a way they are somewhat correct. Have you ever looked at the label on bottled...

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  • utilitarians

    principle according to which an action is right if it tends to maximize happiness, not only that of the agent but also of everyone affected. Thus, utilitarians focus on the consequences of an act rather than on its intrinsic nature or the motives of the agent (see CONSEQUENTIALISM). Classical utilitarianism...

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  • Sophisticated Utilitarian

    There is a very clear way that any sophisticated utilitarian could handle this proposal. Obviously, they have to consider that the limited sports program needs to be incorporated, but at the same time they can’t cut too heavily into the current sports program. There is a very clear plan that would allow...

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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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  • Analyse Louisa’s Marriage with Bounderby as an Example of Patriarchal and Utilitarian “Arrangement” in Victorian Society (Hard Times by Charles Dickens)

    in a way that highlights their own self-interest. It is based on pure factuality, leaves out on imagination. Dickens provides three vivid examples of this utilitarian logic in Hard Times through the characters of Mr. Thomas Gradgrind, Mr. Bounderby, and Mr. Gradgrind. Mr. Gradgrind educates his daughter...

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  • Abortion and Utilitarian

    Abortion A) Explain how a Utilitarian might respond to the issue of abortion Utilitarianism is a teleological theory basing the goodness of an action by its presumed consequences. The aim is ‘greatest happiness for the greatest number of people’ and Utilitarian’s base the ‘goodness’ of an action...

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  • Utilitarian Principles

     Utilitarian Principles Barbara Lawson AUPHI208 Instructor Sorensen October, 20, 2014 Utilitarian Principles In this assignment the theory that was chosen will be the utilitarian that applies to our respecting the environment. The utilitarian theory is that of J. S. Mills and environmental...

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  • Utilitarian Approach

    University of Nebraska at Lincoln Professor Sobel Philosophy 106 The Utilitarian Approach What is morally right, and what is morally wrong? Different ethical theorists have a wide variety of definitions to this question. Although it wasn't until the ethical revolution during the 18th and 19th...

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  • Utilitarian Arguments

    such as Mill and Bentham. The greatest happiness of the greatest number, or as cold as it may be, sacrificing the few for the good of the many. Utilitarian moral theories evaluate the moral worth of action on the basis of happiness that is produced by an action. Whatever produces the most happiness in...

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  • Utilitarian Analysis

    unfortunately resulted in Malden Mills filing for bankruptcy in November 2001 (Gill n.p.). Were Feuerstein’s actions the right thing to do? From a utilitarian aspect, the answer is undoubtedly ‘yes’ as Feuerstein’s decisions created the greatest amount of good for the greatest number of people. In the case...

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  • Utilitarian Ethics

    between utilitarian and deontological reasoning. Make reference to all relevant aspects of the two positions including the 'act' and 'rule' versions along with pertinent examples that clarify your answer. The major distinction between Emmanual Kant’s deontological reasoning and Mill’s utilitarian reasonsing...

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  • Utilitarian Theory

    John Mill’s Utilitarianism theory * All his theory focuses on is maximizing utility for the greatest number of people possible * Moral as long as it is the “best action” to maximize happiness for the greatest number, even if a single person has to sacrifice * BP’s oil spill throughout the...

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  • Kantian and Utilitarian Theories

    Kantian and Utilitarian Theories Kantian and Utilitarian Theories Applying philosophical concepts to social issues can test the relevance of philosophy in contemporary society. Such application may also help to resolve present-day social...

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  • Utilitarian and Hedonic Needs

    Utilitarian aspect of an attitude toward a behavior relates to usefulness, value, and intelligence of the behavior as perceived by the consumer. Hedonic aspect relates to pleasure experienced or anticipated from the behavior. The utilitarian product that I choose would be a Honda Accord. This product...

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    Google optimise code by compressing the code. Browser detection – detect which version of browser user is using to adjust viewing settings Security issues? Tested? Wc3.org Gpl apps ie libreoffice Elearning per version Help email/telephone D1 Unit 20 Explore how web pages using scripts are implemented...

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  • Examples

    Name: Chen Xinyi Number: 1021016 Class: English Literature 1 Since the development of science and technology, a number of image equipments have been invented. Nowadays, image technology has become more and more important in people’s daily life. With the modernization of our society, one phenomenon...

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  • Utilitarian Model of Ethics

    A utilitarian model of ethics is one where the greatest good is produced for the greatest number of people. As explained in the text, payola is the act of using money to get air play. They further add that statistics show a significant correlation between air play and generated profit from that song...

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  • South African Investment and Utilitarian Principles

    South African Investment and Utilitarian Principles “Utilitarianism is a general term for any view that holds that actions and policies should be evaluated on the basis of the benefits and costs they will impose on society” (Velasquez, 2010, p. 59). The Ford Pinto example (Velasquez, 2010, pp. 60-61)...

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