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    Utilitarian vs. Hedonist Thought

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    How does the theory of Utilitarianism differ from Hedonism? Why did the theory gain popularity in social and political theory? Give 2 arguments for and against Utilitarianism. What are the strengths and weaknesses of Utilitarianism? Give examples.

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    The stark difference between Hedonism and Utilitarianism is the fact the Hedonism is pursued for the purpose of maximizing personal pleasure, while Utilitarianism is pursued for the purpose of maximizing social good. ...

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    The difference between Utilitarian and Hedonist philosophies is put in stark contrast, with further explanation and example.

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