Rule utilitarianism is a very broad open ended way of

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Rule utilitarianism is a very broad, open ended way of finding the best balance of consequences and tries to make sense of reasonings they have given and reasonings that are arising. Such so as rule utilitarians hold that: Well-being( and well-being) is intrinsically good.
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Faring badly ( and only faring badly) is intrinsically bad. We should follow the rule that would produce the best “net balance” if everyone followed it. This means that we should add up the good and subtract out the bad. The basis of whether something, or some rule, is morally good is based on a table of numbers. To state an issue from Dr. A’s lecture: rather to hide a movie from a friend so he can study or to give him the movie and allow him the possibility to watch it instead of studying for his test. To figure out which option is the best option, or, to find “the best net balance” of outcomes, a table of all possible outcomes must be created and with those hypothetical outcomes a number assigned. Once numbers have been assigned to these outcomes, either good or bad, the choice with the best consequences or outcomes is the choice that is too be made. Although there are strong points in line with rule utilitarianism, such as avoiding absurd conclusions and dealing with collective action problems I find this theory hard to follow. My first objection to rule utilitarianism is that when tackling moral dilemmas. Rule utilitarianism
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  • Russ, Oxford University, rule utilitarianism

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