Section 1 summary utilitarianism

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1 st Section Summary September 14, 2010 Utilitarianism from course readings and as Discussed in Section This week in lecture and section we discussed the philosophical arguments and practical application of utilitarianism, focusing on readings by Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. Additionally, the case study of “the Queen versus Dudley and Stephens” was stressed (among other case examples from lecture) to illustrate the principles of utilitarianism in practice. Below I have summarized the two aforementioned philosopher’s arguments—as presented in the readings and lectures—for groundwork, and I have mentioned some of the key debates from section for summary as well. Based on the passages provided in Sandel’s reader, Bentham preaches a form of utilitarianism in which he quantitatively measures utility as the presence of pleasure and absence of pain. He places all forms of pleasure on equal footing and similarly all types of pain. Additionally, the voices and opinions of all people are given equal weight and equal
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2012 for the course ER 022 taught by Professor Michaelsandel during the Fall '10 term at Harvard.

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