Utilitarianism

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Who does Mill think should distinguish between pleasures?
Educated people are 'competent judges'.
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Which philosophers were associated with preference utilitarianism?
Hare, Singer, Brandt.
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What is a downside to deontological theories?
Conflict of duties.
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Give an example of failing utilitarianism.
The police imprisoned innocent people for terrorism in Northern Island to calm the population.
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What was Hamilton's objection?
The 'no rest' objection.
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Why does Kant dislike the theory?
He thinks humans should never be used as a means to an end.
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Who developed motive utilitarianism?
Sidgwick
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Who questioned the difference between higher and lower pleasures?
Sidgwick
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Why did Ross think utilitarianism too simplistic?
Duty
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How does naturalistic fallacy pose a problem to Mill?
Moore thought desire could be bad.
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What does Bernard Williams think is essential to a person's identity?
Their moral commitments, values and integrity.
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How does Rawls criticise utilitarianism?
Too impersonal.
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Which philosophers were associated with preference utilitarianism?

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Hare, Singer, Brandt.

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Give an example of failing utilitarianism.

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What was Hamilton's objection?

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