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PHI2396 - Notes on utilitarianism (deontology) and is vs. ought.docx

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHI2396
Professor
Andrew Sneddon
Semester
Fall

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THEDEONTOLOGICALPRINCIPLEIsvsOughtIs a description or fact ie Fetus are not persons Ought a prescription or value ie What must be done to be morally rightIn ethics philosophers offer these prescriptionsUtilitarianismUtiliarianism consequentialism that an action is right if its consequences bring more good than badie torturing someone for informationa Theorists Mill and Bentham They are Hedonists think only happinessvs Pluralists which seek things OTHER THAN pleasure and happiness friendship knowledge b Theories didnt rely on faith or God because religion is questionablei Greatest Happi
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