Singer's Utilitarianism

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  • Singer- Utilitarianism
    • Principle of Utility
      • Attempt to maximise the satisfaction of peoples' preferences.
      • Weigh up interests of those involved.
      • Take all interests into consideration.
      • Choose option which brings best consequence.
    • How he judges
      • Judges actions depending on whether they fit with preferences of individuals involved.
    • Who's preferences are most important?
      • Negative because how can people decide this?
    • Maximise the best interests if possible
    • Preference utilitarianism
      • Decisions based on preferences overall.
    • Positive- Encourages equality
      • Does this by everyone getting equal consideration.


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