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Dancy notes that this does not explain why intentions count but motives do not. Ideal Code, Real World: Smart [44] and McCloskey [45] initially used the terms ‘extreme’ and ‘restricted’ utilitarianism but eventually everyone settled on the terms ‘act’ and ‘rule’ utilitarianism. Being rational creatures, they go to sea with it ready calculated; and all rational creatures go out upon the sea of life with their minds made up on the common questions of right and wrong.

According to utilitarianism, the forms of life that are unable to experience anything akin to either enjoyment or discomfort are denied moral status, because it is impossible to increase the happiness or reduce the suffering of something that cannot feel happiness or suffer. The life of two would still be more valuable than that of the chambermaid; and justice- pure, unadulterated justice- would still have preferred that which was most valuable.

In a footnote printed in the second edition of UtilitarianismMill says: Consequently, the same sort of actions must be generally permitted or generally forbidden.

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Even when I empathise with ‘the people’ here… I am really imagining what it is like to be just one woman. Utilitarianism is a version of consequentialismwhich states that the consequences of any action are the only standard of right and wrong.

Science Logic and Mathematics. Surely the utilitarian must admit that whatever the facts of the matter may be, it is logically possible that an ‘unjust’ system of punishment—e. When we are “playing God or the ideal observer”, we use the specific form, and we will need to do this when we are deciding what general principles to teach and follow.


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Bentham’s work opens with a statement of the principle of utility: Those of the first order are the more immediate consequences; those of the second are when the consequences spread through the community causing “alarm” and “danger”.

However, Singer not only argues that one ought to donate a significant proportion of one’s income to charity, but also that this money should be directed to the most cost-effective charities, in order to bring about the greatest good for the greatest number, consistent with utilitarian thinking. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation.

Collected Works, volume It is such considerations that lead even act utilitarians to rely on “rules of thumb”, as Smart [] has called them. Although debate persists about the nature of Mill’s view of gratification, this suggests that his was a bifurcated position.

Parfit [] and others [] have criticized Taurek’s line, and it continues to be discussed. Recent Work on the Limits of Obligation”. It is the utility of any moral rule alone, which constitutes the obligation of it.

For example, if we were given the choice between saving two random people or our mother, most would choose to save their mothers. Peter Singer, for example, argues that donating some of one’s income to charity could help to save a life or cure somebody from a poverty-related illness, which is a much better use of the money as it brings someone in extreme poverty far more happiness than it would bring to oneself if one lived in relative comfort.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Karl Marxin Das Kapitalcriticises Bentham’s utilitarianism on the grounds that it does not appear to recognise that people have different joys in different socioeconomic contexts: A Critical Study, London Explore the Home Gift Guide.


The only proof capable of being given that an object is visible, is that people actually see it. Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure.

According to Mill, good actions result in pleasure, and that there is no higher end than pleasure. However, with intention the situation is more complex. Moore’s strategy was to show that it is intuitively implausible that pleasure is the sole measure of what is good. Mill’s explanation of the concept of utility in his work, Utilitarianism, is that people really do desire happiness, and since each individual desires their own happiness, it must follow that all of us desire the happiness of everyone, contributing to a larger social utility.

He thought “it is not only impossible but very dangerous to attempt to maximize the pleasure or the happiness of the people, since such an attempt must lead to totalitarianism.

The word utility is used to mean general well-being or happiness, and Mill’s view is that utility is the consequence of a good action.

Atomism Dualism Monism Naturalism. The description of ideal utilitarianism was first used by Hastings Rashdall in The Theory of Good and Evilbut it is more often associated with G.

Smart as the title to his reply to Popper [58] in which he argued that the principle would entail seeking the quickest and least painful method of killing the entirety of humanity.

To ask why I pursue happiness, will admit of no other answer than an explanation of the terms.