Unit A - Utilitarianism

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1. what is preference utilitarianism

  • best consequences for those involved rather than the individual
  • the least pain for an individual
  • consider your own happiness to decide the best action
  • considers the consequence of the amount of pleasure for an individual
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2. What is the greatest happiness principle

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

3. what is the hedonic calculus

  • quality over quantity
  • calculation of the amount of pleasure
  • considers consequences

4. what does the term mean act utilitarianism

  • considers the rightness and wrongness of an action
  • considers the amount of consequences
  • considers the consequence of each individual action
  • considers the consequences of past actions

5. what is deontological thinking

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


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