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Principle of Utility According to Utilitarianism, the moral goodness or badness of an action is determined by its consequences — by whether it benefits or harms the people who are affected by it. The Utilitarians understand the idea of a benefit in terms of the production of pleasure of some sort or other, and they understand the idea of harm in terms of the production of some form of pain . The Principle of Utility states that an action is good to the extent that it produces beneficial (pleasurable) consequences, bad to the extent that it produces harmful (painful) consequences. You can use this principle to determine the morally right thing to do in any situation, as follows: First, consider all of the alternative courses of action open to you — all the choices you could make in your situation;
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