Rule Utilitarianism


  1. Mill
  2. What is is
  3. Strengths
  4. Weaknesses 
  5. Examples
  6. Deontogoical 
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Rule Utilitarianism

RULE UTILITRAINISM-Mill came up with this theory

  • subject to rules,protecting common good
  • it is qualitve pleasures, higher (mental)  and lower (physical)
  • it is better to be a human dissatisfied than a pig satisfied
  • its better to be socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied 
  • higher pleasures arent caluclated a person my decline pursuit of happiness (higher) for bodily pleasures, self consciences and self awarence provide standard morality
  • deontogical 


  1. overcomes difficulties of act
  2. establishes overall rule by determing cause of action 


  1. still allows slavery -  may be morally wrong but only minority views it as this so majorty views are protected
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