Final Exam - Question 1

Final Exam - Question 1 - Moral philosophers develop...

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Moral philosophers develop decision procedures in order to distinguish good actions from bad actions. Discuss two of the following procedures. Explain how each procedure is supposed to work, and then (this is the important part) compare the strengths and weaknesses of your two chosen procedures. Mills Act Utilitarian method: “Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness” Mills Act Utilitarian method says to choose the choice that makes people happy and that would be the good decision, therefore the choice that promotes unhappiness would be the wrong decision. This is a good act utilitarian method because the at act utilitarian theory of ethics states that the morally right action is the one that produces the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest amount of people. This method states that the decision which equals the good action is the choice that “promotes happiness”. How its supposed to work
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course PHIL 2320 taught by Professor Curzer during the Spring '08 term at Texas Tech.

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