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Moral Philosophy and Utilitarianism
This writer details her personal moral philosophy.
# 125430 | 250 words | 2 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Philosophy (Ethics) , Ethics (General)

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A brief description of the personal moral philosophy of the writer, which focuses on Act-Utilitarianism and the consequences of one's actions as they affect others.

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"My personal moral philosophy derives in part from my expectation of becoming a nurse, and therefore a person responsible for the well-being of others, and in part from the philosophy of Act-Utilitarianism. Act-Utilitarianism is the doctrine that what makes an action right is that it maximizes happiness. Everyone is considered. It is also known as traditional Utilitarianism. Happiness is seen as the only thing that is intrinsically valuable. The total amount of happiness in the world should be maximized..."

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