Utilitarianism

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What does Utilitarianism mean
system concerned with consequences rather than motive and happiness of the greatest number should be the result
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Describe Deontological
belief that action is intrinsically right or wrong irrespective of consequences
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Describe Teleological
considers consequences of an action assessed if the action is good
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What is the Hedonic calculus
it is a system which effects of action are measured as to the amount of pleasure it brings
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Name the Hedonic calculus
Purity, Remoteness, Intensity, Certainty, Extent, Duration, Fecundity
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Whats the difference between Quality and Quantitative
quality is about the nature and quantitative is concerned about the amount
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What was Bentham's Utilitarianism
Act: rightness or wrongness of individual acts are calculated by the amount of happiness from the act
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What is Mill's Utilitarianism
Rule: rules are assessed for the happiness making properties rather than individual differences
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What is Singer's Utilitarianism
Preference: best consequences for those involved rather than what creates to most pleausre
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Name 3 Philosophers say on Utilitarianism
R.M.Hare - stand in someone else's shoes / Singer discrimination based on species, ability to experience suffering we are equal / Sidgwick principle of justice, prudence, rational benevolence
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Name strengths
attractive, straightforward, individuals, considers consequences
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Name weaknesses
demanding, outcomes not predictable, hard to decide, motive, miorities
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