Unit A - Utilitarianism

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1. what is preference utilitarianism

  • best consequences for those involved rather than the individual
  • considers the consequence of the amount of pleasure for an individual
  • the least pain for an individual
  • consider your own happiness to decide the best action
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2. what does it mean quality over quantity

  • nature & value instead of the amount
  • different ways to experience pleasure
  • action instead of the consequence

3. what is deontological thinking

  • action and consequences are both equal
  • end determines the action
  • action is intrinsically right or wrong, irrespective of consequences
  • if the action is good so will the consequences

4. what does a rule utilitarian believe

  • considers the rule based on pleasure
  • considers the consequences of past actions to form a rule to guide a present action
  • considers the consequences of each individual action
  • action is good if you have strict teachings

5. What is the greatest happiness principle

  • bad action can still bring happiness
  • best end is which brings maximum level of happiness
  • more people involved makes it the best
  • the end is determined by the action


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