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UTILITARIANISM
Distinction between ACT and RULE is to do with what the principle of utility.

According to ACT UTIL the principle is applied directly to a particular action in
a particular circumstance
According to RULE UTIL the principle is applied to a selection of a set rules
which are in…

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The Preference
Utilitarianism
Preference Utilitarianism ­ Eudaimonistic ­ CONSEQUENTIAL ­
Universalistic

An Act utilitarian judges right or wrong according to the maximisation of
pleasure and minimising pain, a Rule utilitarian judges right or wrong according
to the keeping of rules derived from utility, but a Preference utilitarian judges
moral actions…

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