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Hedonistic Act-Utilitarianism
An examination of the various types of utilitarianism, particularly hedonistic act-utilitarianism, and their applications to life.
# 97723 | 3,128 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Aug 31, 2007 in Philosophy (Ethics) , Ethics (General)

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This paper describes and discusses the concept of hedonistic act-utilitarianism. It discusses the importance of morality in society and how the theory of morality changes depending on how one defines one's social obligations. It then describes the utilitarian theory and how a Utilitarian may view an act. The paper goes on to discuss rule utilitarianism and the various types of utilitarianism, such as hedonism and egoism. The paper concludes by exploring the concept of hedonistic act-utilitarianism and its applications.

Table of Contents:
Heroism and the Call to Duty
Utilitarianism and Justice
Hedonism and Egoism
What, Other Than Pleasure, Is Valuable?
Issues of Utilitarian Impartiality

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brink, D. and Copp, D. "Some forms and Limits of Consequentialism." Chapter 14. The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory, December 2005, pp. 357-380.
  • Hurka, T. and Copp, D. "Value Theory. The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory, December 2005, pp. 357-380.

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