Tag: utilitarianism

112 Am I morally obligated to pursue a career in medicine? 2014-04-19T03:26:31.943

27 I'm being drafted to the military but I have the option to refuse (legally), would it be immoral for me to serve? 2019-10-20T20:32:33.727

23 Evil thoughts without actions? 2014-06-26T12:20:21.017

22 Do humans have an ethical obligation to prevent animal on animal violence? 2016-11-08T04:34:39.750

15 For a utilitarian, is a lie morally equivalent to a mistake? 2018-12-25T11:22:10.323

13 What is the difference between Rule Utilitarianism and Act Utilitarianism? 2014-04-01T03:50:21.430

12 How has neuroscience characterized classic Benthamite utilitiarian reasoning in situations like the trolley problem? 2011-06-07T23:11:03.953

11 What is a straight-forward method for distinguishing pragmatic from utilitarian action or thought? 2011-06-08T15:53:52.867

11 What is the justification for averaging utility in utilitarianism? 2011-06-16T10:31:44.500

7 Temporally stable determination of value in consequentialism 2013-06-25T21:01:01.083

7 Are all ethical systems consequentialist? 2016-07-06T06:52:33.220

6 Resolving weighting conflicts in preference utilitarianism 2011-06-08T08:47:05.363

6 Which ethical philosophy is concerned with maximizing expected universal good? 2011-07-11T10:36:27.820

6 Is property an absolute or utilitarian right? 2011-11-14T17:00:25.353

6 Assessing the Ethics of Building Unsafe Structures 2013-10-04T01:52:41.957

6 Why is Propinquity included in Bentham's Hedonic Calculus? 2014-05-29T18:47:17.457

6 How can one objectivley measure the nobility or value of a given pursuit? 2016-07-22T23:00:46.997

6 Who came up with the terms "act utilitarianism" and "rule utilitarianism"? 2016-08-02T17:49:46.213

5 According to Mill, are the stand your ground laws ethical? 2014-04-28T14:55:02.637

5 Would Utilitarianism say that surveillance of the public is wrong? 2015-12-03T22:28:45.043

5 Is it self-evident that utilitarianism requires altruism? 2016-02-23T05:55:44.760

5 Can utilitiarianism require informed consent? 2016-04-27T11:40:12.060

5 Mill's proof of utilitarianism: moving from the individual to the aggregate 2017-01-06T08:27:25.900

5 Is there any openly pro-mortalist philosopher? 2017-12-20T12:54:34.577

5 What motivated Kant to focus on a relatively small set of principles when discussing morality? 2020-08-21T20:36:59.463

4 How does utilitarianism deal with adding more people? 2011-06-16T12:15:03.960

4 Is there an utilitarian stance on top-down utility maximization? 2012-07-27T18:12:20.593

4 Argument against Singer's analogy of the pond 2013-01-30T02:32:38.510

4 How do utilitarians avoid ethical totalitarianism? 2015-06-24T16:41:02.710

4 Utilitarianism and Bertrand Russell 2015-07-06T19:45:31.190

4 How do total utilitarians respond to the problem of future people? 2016-02-20T22:51:31.100

4 Utilitarianism and happiness 2016-03-28T21:20:20.923

4 Did Easterlin paradox and Scitovsky joyless economy disprove utilitarianism? 2016-04-25T16:17:16.243

4 Does Mill make pain a necessary component of happiness? 2016-06-04T21:53:59.410

4 Animal behavior considered morally neutral? 2017-03-09T20:28:46.903

4 Mill's Proof and Nozick's Experience Machine 2017-04-21T19:21:15.033

4 Is there a difference between utilitarianism and consequentialism? 2018-11-26T14:02:39.507

4 Philosophical views on nudity 2019-03-11T21:33:59.753

4 In utilitarianism, is it better to give 1000 units of happiness to 1 person, or 100 units each to 10 people? 2020-01-07T18:58:00.187

4 Is there any consequentialist moral theory aside from utilitarianism? 2020-10-06T14:38:28.537

3 What are the standard responses to this criticism of utilitarianism? 2012-02-13T03:22:54.403

3 How did Mill resolve tensions in Utilitarianism and Liberalism concerning the public/private distinction? 2012-05-27T12:35:02.143

3 Professional ethics - the relative ethics of paying into corruption for the 'greater good' 2015-03-14T00:26:44.060

3 Utilitarian Argument Against Necrophillia 2015-07-25T23:13:52.290

3 Alastair Norcross's Puppies, Pigs, and People and utilitarianism 2015-09-15T16:54:07.250

3 Who are the major thinkers of Act, Rule, and Motive Utilitarianism? 2015-12-21T02:29:07.420

3 John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism and its relationship to Aristotle's eudaemonism 2016-04-14T12:46:19.383

3 How might we define morality or ethics such that we can program it into an Artificial Intelligence? 2016-06-28T03:59:57.040

3 Why does all life have value in utilitarianism? 2016-09-04T07:12:45.420

3 Within a utilitarian framework, how should I handle research where I don't know whether it is ethical? 2016-12-08T20:13:17.857

3 Why do we sum utilities, instead of aggregating in some other way? 2016-12-20T02:04:20.423

3 Is John Stuart Mill's quality/quantity of pleasure distinction consistent with utilitarian hedonism? 2017-01-01T20:22:15.287

3 How would a Utilitarian and a Kantian solve this thought experiment? 2017-11-14T19:10:59.890

3 According to utilitarianism, do temporary conditions affect utility? 2017-12-15T17:45:42.640

3 Does utilitarianism justify racism in some circumstances? 2018-07-14T15:48:26.513

3 Can utilitarianism make anything moral if someone profits enough from it? 2018-09-07T19:43:24.923

3 Why might one prefer rule utilitarianism over act utilitarianism? 2018-10-20T21:58:07.440

3 Moral nihilism & teleology 2018-12-16T21:31:12.567

3 Is there a non-arbitrary way to choose rules in rule utilitarianism 2019-02-20T17:04:32.280

3 Does history provide support for moral objectivism? 2019-03-12T14:02:24.227

3 A typology of ethical theories for beginners? 2019-03-18T23:34:29.303

3 In what way is everyone not a utilitarian 2019-04-17T21:48:00.700

3 Is there a quantitative model of Bentham's Hedonic Calculus? 2019-06-03T21:25:23.540

3 The needs of many (in 'ok' circumstances) vs. the needs of few (in 'extreme' circumstances) 2019-08-16T16:13:48.463

3 Alternative to utilitarianism that only looks at negative consequences of actions 2019-10-09T01:05:07.323

3 Does utilitarianism demand a 5 mph speed limit? 2020-04-06T20:09:35.367

3 Is the tyrannicide perpetrated by William Tell morally legitimate? 2021-01-28T21:49:14.683

2 Where online can I find arguments for preference utilitarianism? 2014-03-11T18:36:23.503

2 Utilitarian ethics: are consequences for yourself relevant? 2014-04-27T12:36:31.663

2 Utilitarianism and liberty 2014-12-27T01:57:38.237

2 What role can guilt play in Bentham's utilitarianism? 2015-06-03T22:08:37.160

2 Integral Calculus and Utilitarianism 2015-07-06T08:29:51.403

2 Why Do Our Motives Play a Part in Determining the Moral Worth of an Action? 2015-10-24T20:37:27.007

2 Is there place for animal utility in utilitarianism? 2015-10-26T20:08:33.073

2 Kill the last of a species to save one child? 2016-05-31T19:15:27.873

2 What is a good example to show that the government should not go against its laws for the greater good of the population 2016-06-15T13:45:53.013

2 Would an Utilitarianist consider accidents with bad consequences as ethically wrong? 2016-12-03T03:27:04.037

2 When two wrongs do make a utilitarian right 2016-12-24T11:11:11.640

2 What are good arguments against the moral case for vegetarianism? 2017-03-12T16:55:57.987

2 Physicalistic alternatives to utilitarianism? 2017-04-11T05:10:46.240

2 Aggregate utility and the sadistic theatre 2017-07-28T22:55:12.660

2 Utilitarianism or Kantianism 2017-11-12T22:54:32.550

2 Do utilitarians believe that depressed people should be killed? 2018-01-22T21:10:55.360

2 Which philosophy claims that our moral decisions should be based upon a universal algorithm? 2018-02-13T12:49:07.213

2 Is there an academic consensus in modern philosophy for how to answer moral philosophy in general, and how to deal with novel problems? 2018-02-18T01:24:16.187

2 Do objective improvements to descriptive ethics always improve normative ethics? 2018-05-14T13:18:07.710

2 Does antinatalism carry the seeds of its own destruction? 2018-10-04T08:07:20.683

2 How do utilitarians defend their moral philosophy against the impracticality objection? 2019-02-10T17:20:37.803

2 Is unhappiness a principle of utility for any moral philosopher? 2019-03-01T17:08:29.553

2 How does utilitarianism deal with probabilities? 2019-06-25T09:52:33.287

2 Should we pursue knowledge for the sake of knowledge without considering the possible consequences? 2019-11-11T05:56:46.570

2 What are the most important responses to the claim that utilitarianism is compatible with extreme injustices? 2020-06-06T16:17:01.377

2 Why isn’t the Kantian categorical imperative equal to utilitarian principles with additional constraints? 2020-08-15T23:52:34.897

2 What's the meaning of "Intermediate Generalizations"? 2020-09-13T13:28:02.287

2 How real is the distinction Durkheim makes between the 2 forms of individualism in his 'Individualism and the Intellectuals'? 2020-11-14T17:26:02.210

2 Is it possible for morality to exist? 2020-12-31T02:10:42.840

1 Can any system of ethics be reconstructed in utilitarian terms? 2011-06-16T12:00:18.127

1 Philosophical school of thought that negative experiece levels are set for an individual? 2013-07-06T18:03:28.263

1 How to use Act-Utilitarianism 2013-07-21T22:30:12.953