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HW 15 Some of the key differences between Utilitarian theories and duty based theories are that while Utilitarian theories measure the goodness of an action by the value of its consequences, duty based theories claim that no one has full control of the consequences of situations so goodness can not be determined simply by consequence. Also Utilitarian theories feel that a right action is one that produces what they consider good. Duty bases
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Unformatted text preview: theories feel that right actions are more about respect than good. Utilitarianism focuses on results and consequences whereas duty based theory focuses on distinctions between things such as positives and negatives. Utilitarianism also seems to focus more on the bigger picture and the benefit of the greatest number. Duty based theory is more focused on each individual person and the positives and negatives for each possible outcome....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Lebowitz during the Fall '07 term at UMass (Amherst).

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