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Utilitarianism 2

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL275H1
Professor
Bialystock
Semester
Fall

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Practices within UtilitarianismWhy we have things like jails in the first placeWhy is this person being punished Because net happiness then cause by him going to jail is the most out of any other punishmentRetributive particular punishment and Deterrence punishment practice of punishmentUtilitarianism applies to the Act not the practiceWorry utilitarianism would apply to act level more then a practice levelRawlsPunishing innocent people once in a while who where innocent just to scare peopleutilitarianism wouldnt agree with thisThere would not be a utilitarian practice no maximum utilityLiving in a society where even innocent get punished this would not produce the most happinessPromise keeping Ross objector to utilitarianism we all want to keep our promisesBut we can find and example about why it would produce more happiness if we did not keep promis
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