Contemporary Moral Issue And The Application Of Ethical Doctrine Of Utilitarianism To Defend This Issue

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Contemporary Moral Issue and the Application of Ethical Doctrine of Utilitarianism to Defend this Issue


Utilitarianism is a moral theory, which believes that the wrongness or rightness of an action is determined by analyzing the amount of evil or good that the action produces. John Stuart Mill, the most notable utilitarian, used happiness for good and unhappiness for evil and stated that greatest happiness should belong to the greatest number. To see if a punishment is justifiable, a utilitarian will try to anticipate the consequences of imposing the punishment. If any other alternative produces a greater balance of happiness than unhappiness, then ...
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