Jeremy Brett

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  • Utilitarianism: The Tuskegee Experiments

    Utilitarianism is the theory that the right decision is that which produces the greatest amount of good, everyone considered. The strengths of this theory is that we are not simply considered our own selfish wants, but the good of all people. The struggle we often have with this concept is that utilitarianists are forced to make decisions where there is often a lot of collateral damage. That begs the question as to whether the good created is greater than the loss. The Tuskegee experiments are a…

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  • Analysis Of Jean Jacques Rousseau's The Subjection Of Women

    Throughout history, many thinkers have developed their own theory on the nature of women and their subjection as some believe women are inferior to men and others, equal. Jean Jacques Rousseau is famous for many of his theories but Emile allows us to capture his honest beliefs that women are subordinate to men as it is natural. John Stuart Mill has taken a different approach by approving equal rights for women in the popular text The Subjection of Women in which he claims there is no proof women…

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  • Immanuel Kant Judgment Essay

    In the Critique of Judgment, Immanuel Kant debunks the idea that beauty is an objective property. To achieve this, he distinguishes between the pleasure on the soul that agreement, goodness, and beauty evoke. In Kant’s views, by claiming something is beautiful, you are not stating a property of the objective but more so the subjective, what the subject feels about the object. Unlike Hume and Burke of the empiricists, who have an experience of liking when they express something as beautiful, Kant…

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  • Favouritism And The Justice Model

    The justice approach stems from the Aristotelian philosophy where it is stated that “equals should be treated equally and unequals unequally”. The justice model of ethical decision-making can be described as “moral obligation to act on the basis of fair adjudication between competing claims. Hence, when making the decision, the individual should assess how fair the action will be and if it could potentially discriminate and show favouritism. Discrimination by definition “imposes burden on…

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  • Utilitarianism In Government

    There are numerous political philosophies that are employed in today’s government, one such philosophy is utilitarianism. It was originally conceived by Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) and later revised by John S. Mill (1806-1873). The dates alone should be considered with regards to this philosophy, which should altogether be abolished in the realms of government by reason of flawed thinking. This paper will explore a couple of examples on the ways in which utilitarianism has been used in both the…

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  • John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism And Intellectual Pleasures

    Utilitarianism is a moral doctrine that implies that the right course of action is the one that produces the greatest balance of benefits over harms for everyone affected. Bentham, the founder of Utilitarianism defined happiness is to be anything that causes pleasure and unhappiness is to be anything that causes pain. John Stuart Mill, an English philosopher and economist, took Bentham’s moral theories on Utilitarianism and developed them farther. Mill formed all of his ideas off of Bentham’s…

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  • Utilitarianism Vs Deontology Essay

    consequences of those actions. Utilitarianism is a theory that argues that action is right if and only if it conforms to the principle of utility.(Fahey,2012) Utilitarianism revolves around the concept of "the end justifies the means." John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham was the brainchild of philosophers. Deontology has another theory which moral laws and intuition. The word "deon" and "logos" mean "study of duty." Utilitarianism and deontology are two known ethical systems.(2016, Difference…

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  • Utilitarianism: The Position Of John Stuart Mill

    In order to understand the position of John Stuart Mill in both of these situations, one must recognize what he advocates. Therefore, it is reasonable to assess the concept of utilitarianism with his work, “Utilitarianism”. The rudimentary perception behind this philosophical notion is that deeds are ethically correct only if they produce the greatest overall amount of good for everyone, or in this case, happiness. This is otherwise known as, “the effects of things upon their happiness, the…

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  • Foucault's Panopticism

    power behind these is the pastoral power of which intention is to protect, and it is enforced in the forms of record-keeping, categorizing, registering, defining, etc. Such power, therefore, is total and visible. On the other hand, Foucault discusses Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon , architecture with a tower at the center from which it is possible to see prisoners in the cells, represents the way in which discipline and punishment work in modern society. Guard in the tower is not visible though.…

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  • George Cukor's Adaptation Of The Film My Fair Lady

    The film "My Fair Lady" directed by George Cukor is an adaptation of the play "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw. The movie is set in London in the early 1900s. Although the film has too many songs, I believe that it is overall very good and has great actors and actresses castes to play the rolls, and scenes that are an addition to the book that add a great new taste! The movie My Fair Lady starts with the main character, Eliza, as a poor girl selling flowers on an England street corner. She…

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