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Act Utilitarianism

According to a person that practices "Act Utilitarianism" it is okay to break a moral rule as long as a greater good comes from it. Agree or Disagree? Implication to personal, work, or life in general? Remember to support your work with text or other references; cite the references. Remember to support your work with text or other references; cite the references

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According to a person that practices "Act Utilitarianism" it is okay to break a moral rule as long as a greater good comes from it. Agree or Disagree? Implication to personal, work, or life in general? Remember to support your work with text or other references; cite the references.

To obtain a full understanding of this topic for the purpose of discussion, it is first necessary to define the intent of Act Utilitarianism and contrast it to its closest comparative theory, Rule Utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is a grouping ethical philosophies based upon consequentionalistic theory. This means that the moral value of any action is equated and determined by its outcome. It is further combined with hedonism which states that happiness or pleasure is the ultimate goal of any action. Therefore, if only the outcome is important, and only happiness and/or pleasure are worthwhile goals, the action that brings the most happiness/pleasure to the most people is the correct action.

How the utilitarian arrives at the outcome is the point of variability. Enter; Rule Utilitarianism... "Instead of looking at the consequences of a particular act, rule-utilitarianism determines the ...

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A study of Act Utilitarianism

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