RE-ETHICS - rule utilitarianism

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  • rule utilitarianism
    • utilitarianism frames general principles or rules.
    • these rules have been created through trial and error.
    • the rules bring about the greatest good for everybody in that community.
    • the rules must be obeyed in every situation, even if it doesn't benefit me.
      • EG. you should always drive to the left, even in traffic. this may net be convenient for you but it creates overall happiness.
    • focuses on the consequence of rules.
    • STRONG
      • rules take priority and do not allow for exceptions.
      • The rules are universal and apply to any situation.
    • weak
      • on certain occasions, the rules can be disobeyed if it will lead to greater happiness.
  • The rules are universal and apply to any situation.


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