Discuss the notion that utilitarianism does not pay sufficient attention to things like justice and human rights. Do you find this objection convincing? Say why or why not. Then describe rule utilitarian and make an argument as to whether it answers the objection about justice and rights. Make sure to include reasons for your view.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 3:54 am ad1c9bdddf
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OTA 105878/Xenia Jones
Utilitarianism and Justice
In the Utilitarianist philosophy, what makes an action right is the ultimate result of the action with the reasons of the action weighing far less in the overall judgement. Utilitarianism is an (Jones, 2010) " ethical position of the consequentialist view that proposes that the moral worth of any action is judged according to its overall utility in providing resolutions, happiness, use or pleasure to man and his concerns." If the utilitarian view proposes that the justification of an action is its overall effect which is 'the greatest good', then it would seem that justice ought to be a moral effect of a utilitarian action. Justice is a term under erasure with varied definitions dependent on application, ...
The solution is a 629-word narrative that discusses the relationship between utilitarianism, justice and human rights especially the position that utilitarianism does not pay attention to the two. It takes the opinion that this position is misleading and explains why utilitarianism takes account of the positions from a sociocultural morality. References are listed for further research. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing and digital use.
Overcriminalization refers to the idea that laws regulating public morality may result in a substantial diversion of police, prosecutorial, and judicial time, personnel and resources. While legislative views on morality may, legitimately, be included in crimes such as murder, rape and other violent crimes, they may inappropriately extend to other areas of our lives, such as our sexual preference (sodomy) and use of intoxicants (i.e. Prohibition). How far into the private lives of citizens may government-sanctioned views of morality properly intrude? Do you believe that a "crisis of overcriminalization" actually exists in the United States right now?View Full Posting Details