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Why does utilitarianism seem excessively demanding?

Why does utilitarianism seem excessively demanding?

(a) It asks us to consider what God would think of our every action, public and private.

(b) It says that our obligation is to promote the welfare of the greatest number, but this would require us to sacrifice so much of our time and goals to others.

(c) It says that as limited human beings (non-gods), we can never trace all the consequences of our actions (especially in light of the butterfly effect).

(d) It says that consequences should play some sort of role in determining what we should do

(e) None of the above 

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