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Nancy Gervasi -0830777 Natasha Botelho PHIL1010 January 17 2013 Utilitarianism – Tutorial Paper #1 In the following I will argue that external preferences, when it comes to the utilitarian viewpoint, should not be counted in our utilitarian calculus. External preferences are goods and resources that we want for other people. Utilitarian’s do believe that in order to achieve happiness for the greatest amount of people we must maximize utility. External preferences may cause a form of prejudice and thus not allowing a maximized utility as a result.As stated above, if we calculate based on our external preferences we could be adding hate towards certain members of society. For instance, if a greater amount of people dislike Jewish people and feel their opportu
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