Utilitarianism

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BENTHAM'S

  • motivation of human beings and the concept of good/bad
  • priciple of utility- greatest good for the greatest number
  • hedonic calculus- measures pleasure & pain by considering: intensity,duration,certainty,remoteness,consequences, purity & extent
  • if the probable pain of an action weighs its pleasure then Bentham says that it is morally wrong

MILL'S

  • criticised Bentham for focussing morality on pleasure alone
  • greatest happiness for the greatest number
  • we should…

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