How Does Utilitarianism Benefit The Greater Good?

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Happiness is the ultimate goal in life. Utilitarianism is simple, it claims that an action is morally right if and only if doing the action maximizes pleasure. An action is morally wrong if it fails to maximize pleasure. it help people, and morally wrong actions harm people You make people happy when you help them and you make them unhappy when you harm them. In this paper, I will show that Utilitarianism is a true ethical theory because it (benefits the greater good) is encompasses all beings in society, is impartial (nonpartisan). First I will explain why Utilitarianism promotes the greatest pleasure for the most people. Next, I will set out to explain how Utilitarianism would help with societal issues we are facing . Then, I will consider the best objection to Utilitarianism as to a lack of self interest and self good and give my reply.-morally repungnant- THE GREATER GOOD The basic theory of utilitarianism is called “The Principle of Utility” and it states the morally best alternative is that which produces the greatest amount of happiness or pleasure to the greatest amount of people. I think we can all agree happiness is a good thing. So making other people happy is a morally right thing. Utilitarianism benefits the greater good. Mill …show more content…

It is the belief that all people should be equal(citeweb importance of philosophy). Equality has been a belief that has been fought for over the centuries. The bible speaks of equality " There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28) People such as MLK have championed and endured great pain in the name of equality. Entire movements have been repeatedly centered around equality. It is the reason why women can vote and why we can go to school with people of different ethnicities. Race would not make a difference. Sexual orientation would not matter. Religion would not

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