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Philosophy 101

Can we and should we evaluate actions based upon their consequences and contribute to general happiness?
Question asked by: stasnim

Asked on: 20 Sep 2008

This is a question about a school of philosophical ethics called utilitarianism.

It is consequentialist in that it asks what is right is that which contributes the most to happiness, in simple pleasure utilitarianist formulations.

The problems are practical with this calculation - how do you know what happiness is going to be generated? It's unknowable.

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Replied at: 25 Sep 2008
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