Utilitarianism

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Philosophy

 

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Peggy B

 

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March 2, 2012

 

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This ethical philosophy best describes the morality (goodness) of actions in terms of how effectively the actions consequences maximize utility. Utility is the interests or good of all people affected by the action. Consequentialism: There are two major views of how consequences matter, Act Utilitarianism and Rule Utilitarianism...
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Act Utilitarianism, the original and most common position, holds that the rightness of any action depends on the consequences of that specific action. Rule Utilitarianism holds that the rightness of any action depends on whether or not that action follows a universal rule which would have good consequences if everyone followed it...
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