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  • Utilitarianism Actions Utilitarianism
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    Utilitarianism What things are good What actions are right Utilitarianism is a moral principle defined by Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill that can help answer these questions. The whole basis of Utilitarianism is that pleasure is good, pain is bad and every action one takes should maximize pleasure and minimize pain. In this paper I will argue that although in principle this moral theory sounds great, in the practical business world, this theory fails to always result in the correct moral ac...
  • Rule Utilitarian View Of The Situation
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    One of the major players in ethical theories has long been the concept of utilitarianism. Utilitarianism states that in general the ethical rightness or wrongness of an action is directly related to the utility of that action. Utility is more specifically defined as a measure of the goodness or badness of the consequences of an action. Utility is considered to be the tendency to produce happiness. There are two types of Utilitarianism; "act" and "rule". An act utilitarian uses thought processes ...
  • Act And Rule Utilitarianism
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    "The only rational course of action is to allow people to override the rules in the interest of the greatest utility". Act and Rule Utilitarianism are said to be very similar and maybe even collapse into each other when trying to distinguish one from the other. One article has distinguished between act and rule utilitarianism by referring to them as 'extreme' and 'restricted' utilitarianism. This article claims that the extreme or act version of utilitarianism will use the rules of morality as r...
  • Application Of The Utilitarian Principle To Actions
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    D. Vinson Is Mill A Rule Utilitarian? I don't believe so. I must begin my argument with two definitions and one assumption. First, Rule Utilitarianism states that right action is defined by whether or not a given action is an instance of a moral rule that tends to maximize utility. Second, Act Utilitarianism states that right action is defined by whether or not a given action maximizes utility. Finally, the Utilitarian Principle holds that right actions are right in proportion as they tend to pr...
  • Act Utilitarianism Deals
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    Utilitarianism is the principle idea for the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers. In other words, maximize the pleasure while minimizing the pain. One such philosopher and believer of Utilitarianism is Jeremy Bentham, who lived from 1748 until 1832. He believed that there should be a moral system, and that it should do two things. One, provide an account of what motivates people to act, and two, that this account must justify actions on the basis for motivation, not pure reason. He felt ...
  • Act Utilitarianism And Rule Utilitarianism
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    Before diving into the depths of Utilitarianism let me first lay the foundation on which ethical philosophy is based. When conducting any type of business in today's society it is generally expected that you follow a strict code of ethics. In my profession as a Real Estate Agent we have a very specific "Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice" that must be followed. Without these "descriptive ethics" many of the benefits we have in our free market economy would be jeopardized. Once the descript...

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