- Utilitarianism is a moral theory that states that an action is considered right as long as it promotes the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people.
This theory was first proposed by Jeremy Bentham and later was refined by J. Mill differs from Bentham by introducing a qualitative view on pleasure and makes a distinction between act utilitarianism and rule utilitarianism.
Like other forms of consequentialism, its core idea is that whether actions are morally right or wrong depends on their effects.
More specially, the only effects of actions that are relevant are the good and bad results that they produce.
I will attest that classical utilitarianism is the most logical moral theory for the sake of the greater good being the only intrinsically valuable thing because it supplies us with the most opportunities to improve welfare.
Classical utilitarianism belongs to the family of moral theories called consequentialism....I will begin my paper by defining the ethical theory of utilitarianism, preference and hedonistic utilitarianism, lay out the innocent bystander objection and provide support....[tags: utilitarianism, baystander objection] - It’s only second nature to ask oneself, “What is the right thing to do?Your access to the NCBI website at gov has been temporarily blocked due to a possible misuse/abuse situation involving your site.This is not an indication of a security issue such as a virus or attack.It could be something as simple as a run away script or learning how to better use E-utilities, for more efficient work such that your work does not impact the ability of other researchers to also use our site.To restore access and understand how to better interact with our site to avoid this in the future, please have your system administrator contact [email protected] Hospers critiques utilitarianism and shows that rule utilitarianism under more specific and stricter rules would promote utility better.... He talks about two different types one is extreme utilitarianism and the other is restricted utilitarianism.[tags: Utilitarianism, Ethics, Jeremy Bentham] - The author J. The first one is called Extreme utilitarianism which is an action that gives you the greatest amount of happiness, for the most amounts of people is the right action, no matter what the moral rule is.” simply for the reason that it is the foundation to making a moral decision.As a society we have to make these decisions because they are vital to living in an indefectible world.