Utilitatianism

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Bentham's Utilitarianism 6 Pack
Teleological/Hedonism/Principle of utility/Hedonic Calculus/
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What is a teleological theory?
Focuses on the consequences not the actions.
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What is hedonism?
Bentham's view that all humans seek pleasure and avoid pain.
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What is the principle of utility?
The greatest happiness for the greatest number
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What is the hedonic calculus?
A system for measuring how good or bad a consequence
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Hedonism
The motivation of humans. Seek pleasure and avoid pain. Moral fact bc pleasure and pain identify what we should and shouldn't do.
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Hedonism Quote
"Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters; pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as determine what we shall do
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Principle of utility
The rightness or wrongness of an action is determined by its usefulness, usefulness is the amount of pleasure or happiness caused by an action-the greatest good for the greatest number.
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As a hedonist
Pleasure is the sole good and pain the sole evil.
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Focuses on the consequences not the actions.

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What is a teleological theory?

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Bentham's view that all humans seek pleasure and avoid pain.

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The greatest happiness for the greatest number

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A system for measuring how good or bad a consequence

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