Utilitarian Ethics Notes for Exam 3

Utilitarian Ethics Notes for Exam 3 - Utilitarian Ethics...

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Utilitarian Ethics 104-107 Philosophy is more pleasurable than sex. Direct Proof- through physics you can prove things in which everybody agrees Physics/Gravity Unanimous Indirect Proof Ethics- in ethics there is no direct proof; there is disagreement between right and wrong. There is no unanimous agreement. Medicine is good->Health But hypochondriacs=not unanimous. Hypochondriacs find happiness by thinking they’re sick. Visible-seen. You prove something is visible if it is seen. Audible-heard. People must hear it. What’s been heard? Desirable-desired. If something is desired then it is good. Something must be desired for it to be desirable. Happiness is the ultimate goal of all human beings. Principle to know something is morally correct Good to make people happy, bad to make people unhappy. Happiness= pleasure and no pain. Unhappiness= pain and no pleasure. Lower pleasures are the pleasures we share with animals. Below are the higher pleasures. People hardly desire the higher pleasures, instead they desire the lower. Intellect-understanding what’s really going on in the world around you Feelings Imagination-higher pleasures, uniquely human, intellectual and spiritual pleasures.
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