Importance Of Utilitarianism

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Register to read the introduction… Bentham 1815). When looking at this approach we have to take in to account all of the organisations stakeholders. The utilitarian approach is simply a balance of good verses evil; pleasure versus pain. Utilitarianism has a few issues especially within this context where we are trying to remain competitive. Where utilitarianism is concerned, trying to maximize economic value can lead to three difficulties. Firstly increasing the inequalities between people and between groups. Secondly it puts too much emphasis on material wealth and economic value creation, and therefore neglecting other aspects of well-being. Thirdly utility is usually considered in atomistic terms, paying little regard to the norms prevalent in more collectivistic cultures (Renouard 2011). When looking at my case the main stake holders we have to take into account are the current factory staff, the prospective Bangladeshi staff, the local Brackley community as a whole, The local Bangladeshi community, the share holders, the customers, and Global environment as a whole as it effects us …show more content…
Immanuel Kant originally coined Kantian deontology. Kantian deontology looks more at the duties you owe to people rather than rules like other deontological theories ‘Another way to show that Kantian duties are different from rules is to point out that many Kantian duties are positive and guiding, not restrictive and constraining’ (White 2009). Kant also goes on to express that we should ‘act in such a way that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of another, always at the same time as an end and never simply as a means’ (Kant, [1785] 1993, p. …show more content…
A ‘right’ act is what a virtuous person would do in your circumstances. The Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle originally developed virtue ethics. Plato looked at not whether someone’s actions where good or bad but whether the person was good or bad asking ‘Who am I? How should I live? The answer to these questions is formulated in the work The Republic’ (Anca 2010). Aristotle believe that virtue or being virtuous was a form of excellence as it can be described in Greek and an average between two extreames form example being courage is the mean between recklessness and cowardice. (Anca

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