Jeremy Brett

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  • John Stuart Mill: The Pros And Cons Of Utilitarianism

    Every day, we as humans, face tasks that we must come to a decision on whether we are going to do what is morally right, or for the better for the greatest amount of people. Utilitarianism is the action that is best, which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers (100). This may be helpful for short term tasks and requirements, but in the long run always choosing the action that benefits everyone would ultimately hold people back. I will discuss both sides to utilitarianism, how…

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  • Discourse On Method By Charles Baudelaire Analysis

    Process Versus Human Problem Is it possible to achieve ultimate perfection? How can humans become the best versions of themselves? For Enlightenment philosophers like Descartes, empirical thinking was the source of human improvement. For a Romantic poet like Charles Baudelaire, awareness of the nature of humanity was of most importance. In Descartes Discourse on Method and Charles Baudelaire’s collection of poetry, it is clear that both men had differing views on the understanding of self.…

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  • Utilitarianism: A Consequentialist Moral Theory

    Utilitarianism is a consequentialist moral theory, where actions are judged right or wrong solely by virtue of their consequences which was introduced by Jeremy Bentham and later carried out by John Stuart Mill (Kemerling,2011). In regards to the consequences the only importance is the amount of happiness or unhappiness that was produced. In regards to utilitarianism it is believed that everyone counts as one, and no one counts as less or more than another person. And that a person should do…

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  • Sympathy For Living From The Dead Analysis

    Sympathy For Living, From The Dead To our knowledge the modern zombie has no consciousness, it’s somewhere in between alive and dead, walking around with a need to feed on human flesh with no parallel to the person the body used to belong to. Mike Carey’s zombie is much different, Nick is essentially still conscious but no longer eats, breaths or sleeps and his existence is basically meaningless. The story revels how this man, a stockbroker with no sense of community or companionship finds…

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  • John Stuart Mill Death Penalty Analysis

    The topic of the death penalty has been considered a controversial issue for over two hundred years. Numerous public figures, world leaders, and renowned philosophers have made their opinions and theories known; yet, there is no universally accepted answer to whether or not capital punishment is morally and lawfully permissible. Despite hundreds of years of discrepancies, philosophers John Stuart Mill and Immanuel Kant seem to agree with many aspects of the death penalty. Through the…

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  • What Is Monetized Utilitarianism Wrong

    Introduction: "Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness" (Mill, 1863). Utilitarianism is the ethical theory that happiness is the only thing that truly matters, or has intrinsic value to humanity. Importantly, its supporters believe that everyone's happiness matters equally, regardless of social status, wealth, or other superficial values, and in fact, people should always act to maximize overall happiness, or…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Utilitarianism

    Most persuasive: Utilitarianism Mill’s theory of utilitarianism is based on “greatest happiness principle” that says “actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness” (Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues, Chapter 5). Mill defines happiness as pleasure and absence of pain. According to Mill, morality is based on the quality and quantity of pleasure produced by an action. It is not what you do, but how much of…

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  • Jeremy Bentham And Utilitarianism

    During the late 18th century, Jeremy Bentham conceived the idea that human actions are driven by the amount of pleasure one may feel by completing the action. Known as utilitarianism, it states that pleasure is the main motivational force of all actions. Ideally, a morally good action would yield an optimal amount of pleasure for the most amount of people. Bentham stated that pleasure is a product of good actions, and that the value of an action is based off of how much total pleasure it can…

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  • Catholicism And Utilitarianism

    Utilitarianism is an ethical theory that gauges the worth of actions by their ends and consequences. Utilitarianism, claims that a person should act in the way that produces the greatest amount of good over evil, and should consider everyone that would be affected by the action (Skelton,2017). In other words, the ethically “correct” action is the one that causes the most pleasure and the least pain for the greatest amount of people. This theory demands that all choices be considered based on the…

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  • Ethical Relativism In Advertising

    The utilitarianism and deontological ethical theories can be used to explain the solution to the ethical dilemma of pushing sales versus demeaning the body image of a consumer. The utilitarianism theory posits that the greater good is the only concern and that the right course of action would lead to the least amount of pain or the greatest pleasure. As such, the theory takes into account the majority instead of the minority. Most advertisements and promotions get considerable share of…

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