This is just a few notes on Utilitarian Ethics covering everything you have to know to apply the theory to acts in applied ethics.
UTILITARIANISM - TELEOLOGICAL, SUBJECTIVE, RELATIVE. This means, that utilitarian believers look at the CONSEQUENCE as well as the ACTION when applying the theory.
The principle of utility states that utilitarians must do the GREATEST GOOD FOR THE GREATEST NUMBER,
JEREMY BENTHEM - STRONG, ACT UTILTARIAN.
He had a passion for mathematics and believed that PAIN AND PLEASURE are the 2 SOVEREIGN MASTERS. He was also a HEDONIST (PLEASURE SEEKER)
He devised a way to measure pleasure - the …