Assess Utilitarianism

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Philosophy

 

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Melissa D

 

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March 12, 2014

 

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University

 

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This separation of views led to the division of utilitarianism into its many sub-categories: Classic/Hedonistic Utilitarianism, Negative Utilitarianism, Act Utilitarianism, Rule Utilitarianism, Preference Utilitarianism and Ideal Utilitarianism. Classic/ Hedonistic Utilitarianism states that pleasure/happiness is the only goon thing in itself...
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All other things are only ‘good’ as far as they produce pleasure/happiness; they are instrumentally good in that they produce pleasure. However, there are many problems with hedonistic utilitarianism. An argument to be brought forward is that classical utilitarians cannot explain our obligations to keep promises and not to lie when no pain is caused or pleasure is lost...
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