Evaluation of Utilitarianism



> There is no guarantee: can the quality of pleasure actually be measured in numbers of years?

> Relies on its predictive value: will the child grow up to have a good life/happy

> What counts as pleasure? Is it just pleasure or pain that we want to increase/minimise. Pain is needed to experience pleasure. E.g. a dentist.

+ Consequentialist: avoid disasterous consequences.

+ Secular philosophy (you don't have to be religious - better than Situation Ethics (agape love) and universal: own rules, deontologicals are wrong. ABORTION.


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