utilitarinism - Microeconomics Utilitarianism...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

Microeconomics 13:04 Utilitarianism The principle of utility Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) A man before and beyond his time Not about God nor abstract rules As much happiness as possible Best overall consequences Greatest good for the greatest number Three propositions of Utilitarianism Right or wrong is in the consequences Teleological view of ethics Actions are overlooked in order to focus on the consequences Only happiness or unhappiness matters
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Happiness is equal Is happiness all that matters? Utilitarianism in summary Simple: the greatest good, for the greatest number Right is in the consequences Only happiness matters, not unhappiness One person’s happiness is not more important than another person’s happiness Problems Doesn’t account for justice Promotes happiness at the expense of personal rights 13:04 13:04...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern