What Do We Know About Utilitarianism

Download .pdf, .docx, .epub, .txt
Did you like this example?

Utilitarianism

  1. How is “good” determined: By what is best for the greatest number of people and by those consequences.
  2. Most Noted Philosopher (s): Jeremy Bentham & Stuart Mill
  3. Major Strengths: Encouraging all human welfare and the end-justifies-the-means.
  4. Major Weaknesses: Finding all the consequences for all in society is complex. When do the end-justifies-the-means for all in society?

Ethical Egoism

  1. How is “good” determined: By Self-interest and what will serve that person and solely that person.
  2. Most Noted Philosopher (s): Epicurus
  3. Major Strengths: Every person ought to carry out in self-interest no matter what the outcome. Encourages individual freedom and responsibility for their actions.
  4. Major Weaknesses: Contradictory to one’s own self-interest when related too all in society. Cannot show a consistent method of dealing with conflicts with others.

Ethics of Care

  1. How is “good” determined: The theory that caring for others and sensitivity to others is important for a moral life.
  2. Most Noted Philosopher (s): Carol Gilligan
  3. Major Strengths: One should carry out with caring and compassion in all actions. A person should constantly consider others and the consequences of their actions towards them early.
  4. Major Weaknesses: May lead others to look at gender as a system to the guide as too who is best and not perfect equality of gender. May only change one incomplete theory with another incomplete theory.

Kantianism

  1. How is “good” determined: Look at what’s good no matter what the consequences are to be positive/negative.
  2. Most Noted Philosopher (s): Immanuel Kant
  3. Major Strengths: Must be logical and not self-contradictory. Must still be effective to create a universal rule for all in society.

Do you want to see the Full Version?

View full version

Having doubts about how to write your paper correctly?

Our editors will help you fix any mistakes and get an A+!

Get started
Leave your email and we will send a sample to you.
Thank you!

We will send an essay sample to you in 2 Hours. If you need help faster you can always use our custom writing service.

Get help with my paper
Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website. You can leave an email and we will send it to you.