PRO - PRACTICAL APPLICATION
Practically applicable to real life situations - NHS QALY- own HC when fixed budget used to alleviate suffering
PRO - AIM OF GREATEST HAPPINESS PRINCIPLE IS REASONABLE
Linking morality with pursuit of greatest happiness seems reasonable - popular support
Seems natural to consider consequences of actions
Does not support individualistic pursuit in others expense - democratic, balanced, moral for all
CON - EMPHASIS ON HAPPINESS MAY OVERRULE JSUTICE
May not guarantee justice - minority slaves for majority - pleasure for majority but not for minority - justifies nazims?
PRO - HIGH & LOW PLEASURES PROTECTS INDIVIDUAL
High pleasures of intellect - slavery seen as low pleasure - should not be persued.
Rules out any injustice where immoral deeds would lead to greates happiness.
CON - HIGH & LOW PLEASURES DO NOT GUARANTEE JUSTICE FOR MINORITY
Even with Rule Utilitarianism, still possibility that for eg slavery to be permitted, may seem majority benefits.
PRO - HUMANS NATURALLY DECIDE ON HIGH & LOW PLEASURES
We identify which pleasures are superior over time, as one high pleasure aint one for everyone. Therefore competent judges may experience many pleasures - the choice of pleasure made represents humanity.
CON - RULE UTILITARIANISM DOES NTO HAVE FLEXIBILITY OF ACT
Some rules conflict with…