Utilitarianism

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who is jeremy bentham?
a philospher,economist and social reformer
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what did bentham develop in his book?
developed act utilitarianism
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what is benthams book called?
an introudction to the pricniple of morals and legalisation.
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what did bentham believe peoples main aim should be?
achieve happiness and avoid pain
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what theory is utilitarianism?
telological as it is concerned with the end purpose.
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what is the principle of utility?
achieve the greatest happiness for the greatest number and should be applied to every situation.
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how did bentham justify the amount of happiness people achieve?
the hedonic calculus
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what is th hedonic calculus summed up as?
PRRICED
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name the features?
Purity,Richness, Remotness,Intensity, Extent, Duration
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what does purity mean?
how free from pain is this act
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what does richness mean?
how likely thr happiness will lead to further happiness
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what does remotness mean?
how close in terms is the happiness
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what does extent mean?
how many people will recieve the happiness
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what does certainity mean?
how sure can you be that the act will produce happiness
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what does duration mean?
how long will it last for
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what does intensity mean?
how strong the happiness is.
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how does John stuart mill differ from bentham?
he is rule utilitarianism and believes in the quality of pleasure rather than quantity.
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