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What is multiple-strategies utilitarianism?

Multiple-Strategies utilitarianism is a combination of many ethical theories such as ethical egoism, Kant, Utilitarianism, virtue theory, etc. It takes into consideration the (MORE)

What is utilitarianism?

Utilitarianism is a philosophical theory of morality and "how one should act". It states that one should act so as to maximize the amount of happiness in the world (focuses on (MORE)

Examples of Utilitarianism?

In a situation where a man is given the option to torture another man to save 1000 lives. A utilitarian would choose to torture the man. This is because utilitarianism is the (MORE)

What is an example of utilitarianism?

One of the most controversial examples of utilitarianism was the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan during WWII. Many debate that this force of action was unnecessary, as (MORE)

How did utilitarianism start?

In 1789 Jeremy Bentham published a book about utilitarianism. His ideas were further developed by John Stuart Mill who also published a book in 1863. This is when the utilitar (MORE)

What is a utilitarian organization?

Amitai Etzioni (1975) identified three types of formal organizations: Utilitarian, normative and coercive organizations. Utilitarian Organization pays people for their efforts (MORE)
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What are the alternatives to utilitarianism?

Any form of government would be an alternative to Utilitarianism. You could have anything from Communism to a Democratic Republic all the way to an Oligarchy.
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