Utilitarianism (5)

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Examine how Bentham’s Utilitarianism may be applied to one ethical issue of your choice. (Do not choose abortion or euthanasia.)

A full explanation will include:

  • The identification of the choice between alternative actions to be made, e.g. between offering a transplant to an alcoholic or to a non drinker.
  • The consequences of the alternative actions to be calculated using the hedonic calculus.
  • The action with the outcome of the greatest happiness of the greatest number to be preferred.

Developed ideas will depend on the issue chosen, but may include all sentient beings to be counted within the equation, including animals; choices not made according to who deserves to

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