to seven criteria intensity how strong the pleasure is duration how long it

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to seven criteria: intensity( how strong the pleasure is ) ,duration( how long it last ), certainty or uncertainty of the pain or pleasure , and propinquity( how the pleasure will occur), fecundity (whether an action will be followed with good circumstances), purity ( an action will not be followed by a negative consequence ) and lastly the extent of pleasure. Utilitarianism has been widely used in different spheres of life, and more particularly in the medical sector. For instance, the utilitarian approach is used by doctors to treat patients with burns based on available resources or time. It is also used by hospitals to set targets for revivification of newborns in the gestational age. The two main variants used to decide the course of action in such examples is rule utilitarianism and Bentham’s act utilitarianism. Act utilitarianism analyzes the benefits and costs of a decision before making a decision. In treating different patients with burns, for instance, doctors will treat patients with more severe burns first then treat those with minor burns. “Every action/decision arrived for each patient is confronted with the measurement of balance of benefits and harms, without examining the experience or evidence (Mandal, Ponnambath and Parija para 2).” In the same fashion, hospitals will resuscitate the greatest number of premature newborns since it ensures their general well-being. Section II Bentham’s utility principle has been defended on several grounds. First, it is a consequentialist moral principle and unequivocally states that the intensity of human actions can
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Surname 3 affect the consequences (Bowden 2). In other words, human actions have a huge bearing on what will ensue. This is true because the overall aim of actions is aimed at a particular end. This end for utilitarians must maximize happiness. Secondly, Bentham’s utility principle is usable and useful. Many institutions in society and interest groups have profoundly used the utility principle to solve moral dilemmas and make ethical decisions. Significant moral issues often arise in different industries and are invariably fundamental to the functioning of those industries (Bowden 2). The utility principle provides a
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