Unformatted text preview: 3.) It truly depends. In one sense utilitarianism is egalitarian because it is only concerned about maximizing a society’s total happiness and doesn’t care about race, economic background, etc. However, in another sense, utilitarianism is not egalitarian due to the fact that it favors individuals who have a greater capacity for pain or pleasure (i.e. if some are stoics while others are overly emotional, then utilitarianism values the interests of the latter group more than the former.)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course POL SCI 101B taught by Professor Hayward during the Spring '08 term at Washington University in St. Louis.
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