Utilitarianism

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Ethical Decision Bases Utilitarianism
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Utilitarianism  Key Principles The greatest good for the greatest number. The ends justify the means.
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Utilitarianism  Important Things to Note This perspective underlies the stakeholder approach. In this perspective, harm to the minority can outweigh  the benefit to the majority.  So some things are wrong  even if more people are benefited than harmed. Therefore, it is not a simple count of those  stakeholders positively vs. negatively affected.
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Unformatted text preview: Utilitarianism Criticisms/Weaknesses as an Ethical Decision Basis. It could be argued that sometimes harm cannot be outweighed by any benefit. That is, sometimes the ends cant justify the means. Calculating the harm and benefit can be difficult. Some argue that the ends can never truly be foreseen. So the focus needs to be on the means. Biases (personal, situational, organizational) can inappropriately affect benefit/harm assessment....
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