Negative Effects Of Utilitarianism

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Introduction A. Opening; There are a number are numerous political philosophies that are employed in today’s government, one such philosophy is utilitarianism. It was originally conceived by Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), and later revised my John S. Mill (1806-1873). The reason why the dates are included is that readers may understand that this is an old system, which should be all together abolished in the Government. B. Thesis; Here I will examine a couple of examples on the way utilitarianism is used in both the government and judicial sectors and while some believe that a utilitarian view keeps Americans safe, in reality it is outdated and destructive to America. This paper will attempt to give proof of the harmful effects of utilitarianism in politics. I.…show more content…
Background: What Utilitarian Theory is A. First, it is a relatively simple ethical system to apply. To determine whether an action is moral you merely have to calculate the good and bad consequences that will result from a particular action. If the good outweighs the bad, then the action is moral. II. Examples: Negative effects of Utilitarian Politics A. Example of this would be the NSA wiretap scandal The NSA or {The National Security Agency} has been under scrutiny by the media for engaging in…show more content…
Perhaps even an essay the produce for school which would employ all of the above, creating a red flag for the NSA, and allowing for sufficient evidence to monitor that students activities and obtain a plethora of personal information. How is this accomplished? Jorgensen, DR, Paul, Carol Capek, Sam Gustafson, Jason Kadzban, and Donalyn Sandborn. "The Patriot Act- An Impact Analysis ." http://scholarworks.gvsu.edu. Grand Valley State University, 11 Dec. 2013. Web. 21 June 2015. Page
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