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Ethics – Tutorial #2.

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHLA11H3
Professor
Kelin Emmett
Semester
Winter

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Ethics – Tutorial #2.  4 objections to utilitarianism  1. doctrine worthy of a swine  2. too demanding  two different objections within  1. cognitive  2. normative/ethical  3. no time to calculate  4. experience machine  objection to the hedonism part of utilitarianism  writing assignment #1.  not an essay  not an argument  only explain the objection in own words  by way of concrete examples  following too closely to text or lecture slides  not ideal  utilitarianism and how it works  focus of last tutorial (Tutorial #1.)  too normative/ethical  seems like utilitarianism is committed to  calling a lot or most of our actions immoral  more acts that are wrong  the way the objection works  based on how utilitarianism is formulated  an act is right if an only if utility is maxed compared to the other options  every day, daily actions do not always max utility  wrong, impermissible  differ
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