From Jeremy Bentham to John Stuart Mill: Take the Utilitarianism Challenge

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From Jeremy Bentham to John Stuart Mill: Take the Utilitarianism Challenge

Utilitarianism, a moral and political philosophy emphasizing the greatest good for the greatest number. It covers the history and key concepts of Utilitarianism, as well as its influence on fields such as ethics, economics, and political science. Get ready to explore this influential and thought-provoking approach to morality and social welfare.

Who is considered the father of Utilitarianism?

Immanuel Kant

John Stuart Mill

Jeremy Bentham

Friedrich Nietzsche

Utilitarianism considers what as the ultimate goal of human action?

Moral duty

Personal happiness

The common good

Individual pleasure

According to Utilitarianism, how should an action be evaluated?

Based on its intention

Based on its consequences

Based on its moral rules

Based on its tradition

What is the difference between act and rule utilitarianism?

Act utilitarianism focuses on individual actions, while rule utilitarianism focuses on moral rules.

Act utilitarianism focuses on moral rules, while rule utilitarianism focuses on individual actions.

Act utilitarianism focuses on tradition, while rule utilitarianism focuses on moral rules.

Act utilitarianism focuses on consequences, while rule utilitarianism focuses on moral rules.

What is the problem of the tyranny of the majority in Utilitarianism?

The majority oppresses the minority

The minority oppresses the majority

The majority makes decisions that harm the minority

The minority makes decisions that harm the majority

What is the difference between hedonistic and preference Utilitarianism?

Hedonistic Utilitarianism focuses on pleasure, while preference Utilitarianism focuses on desires.

Hedonistic Utilitarianism focuses on desires, while preference Utilitarianism focuses on pleasure.

Hedonistic Utilitarianism focuses on moral rules, while preference Utilitarianism focuses on pleasure.

Hedonistic Utilitarianism focuses on personal happiness, while preference Utilitarianism focuses on pleasure.

How does Utilitarianism handle conflicts between individual happiness and the common good?

It prioritizes individual happiness

It prioritizes the common good

It finds a balance between the two

It disregards individual happiness

What is the difference between Utilitarianism and Deontology?

Utilitarianism focuses on consequences, while Deontology focuses on moral rules.

Utilitarianism focuses on personal happiness, while Deontology focuses on moral rules.

Utilitarianism focuses on the common good, while Deontology focuses on moral rules.

Utilitarianism focuses on individual pleasure, while Deontology focuses on moral rules.

What is the criticism of Utilitarianism regarding moral absolutism?

It lacks a clear moral code

It is too rigid in its moral rules

It is too flexible in its moral rules

It prioritizes personal happiness over the common good

What is the role of justice in Utilitarianism?

It is a secondary concern

It is a primary concern

It is not considered at all

It is considered only in extreme cases

Can Utilitarianism justify punishment?

Yes, if it leads to the greatest happiness for the greatest number

No, punishment is always unjust

Yes, if it is proportional to the crime

No, punishment is never justified

What is the criticism of Utilitarianism regarding the welfare of animals?

It neglects the welfare of animals

It prioritizes the welfare of animals over humans

It considers the welfare of animals equal to the welfare of humans

It only considers the welfare of animals in extreme cases

Can Utilitarianism handle moral dilemmas?

Yes, it provides a clear solution

No, it is unable to handle moral dilemmas

Yes, it prioritizes the common good

No, it always leads to a moral compromise

Can Utilitarianism be applied in a global context?

No, it only applies to a particular community

Yes, it can be applied in a global context

No, it only applies to individuals

Yes, it can be adapted to a global context

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Who is considered the father of Utilitarianism?
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Utilitarianism considers what as the ultimate goal of human action?
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According to Utilitarianism, how should an action be evaluated?
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What is the difference between act and rule utilitarianism?
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What is the problem of the tyranny of the majority in Utilitarianism?
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What is the difference between hedonistic and preference Utilitarianism?
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How does Utilitarianism handle conflicts between individual happiness and the common good?
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What is the difference between Utilitarianism and Deontology?
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What is the criticism of Utilitarianism regarding moral absolutism?
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What is the role of justice in Utilitarianism?
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Can Utilitarianism justify punishment?
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