Essay on Utilitarian Challenges Of Human Rights

1150 Words Sep 18th, 2015 5 Pages
Utilitarian challenges to the enjoyment of human rights need not occur only in such extraordinary circumstances.Imprisonment may be justified because there is thought to be a greater good for society that an indivdiual be completely denied their freedom of movement and locked away.Utilitarian calculation may also resolve disputes that arise with conflicts between different rights or the enjoyment of the same right by different individuals.The decision faced by any government to balance the needs of health care, education, welfare payments, and the justice system leads to tough choices about the relative proportion of the states budget that should be dedicated to each social program.The distrubution of states resources among these services will in the end depend on the governments perception of the greatest good provided for the society.
Also, even within one area spending the government will have to decide on distributing the benefits in a particular way.For instance, there may be a need to balance experience hospital equipment, such as CAT scanners, against paying for nurses and hospital beds for patients undergoing general surgery.In the education system, governments need to balance the amount spent on primary, secondly, vocational and higher learning.Different societies distribute their resources according their vision of the greatest good arising from the particular needs of that society
A Relativists source of morality is either custom, tradition, or convention…

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