Utilitarianism and Interests
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In this article, the writer deals with the objection to utilitarianism that implies it is too demanding on people when it comes to balancing their individual interests with the collective good. Utilitarian refutations of this charge are examined and their validity is questioned.
From the Paper:"Utilitarianism has its roots in the thought of the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus but the basis of modern utilitarianism is based on the writings of British philosopher Jeremy Bentham. Bentham used the principle of utility to conclude that pleasure and pain were the only essential values in the world. As he put it nature has put man under the governance of two sovereign masters pleasure and pain. In his consideration of ethics he conceived of the ..."
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