Strengths and Weaknesses of Utilitarianism

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Strengths

  • It is correct as common sense dictates that all situations aren't identical, sometimes a different approach is needed.
  • It takes into account cultural diversity-each culture is allowed to operate equally without one being considered more superior.
  • It seeks to maximise a human goal, its basis is therefore grounded in humanity and doesn't seek authority from another source.
  • Bentham is not against moral rules, rather he created the principle of utility as a method of social reform. It is a way of testing a law for its utility of human kind.
  • The theory is relativistic, meaning that the…

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