The Value Of Utilitarianism: Toward How Happiness Is The Foundation Of Justice: Theory Of Ethics
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Published: Jun 14 2021
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The book is a classic exposition to support the value of utilitarianism as a moral theory and respond to misconceptions about it. The author defines utilitarianism as a theory based on the principle that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. The author defines happiness as pleasure and the absence of pain. He argues that pleasure can differ in quality and quantity, and that pleasures that are rooted in one's higher faculties should be weighted more heavily than baser pleasures. Furthermore, the author argues that people's achievement of goals and ends, such as virtuous living, should be counted as part of their happiness. The book comprises five chapters. The first chapter serves as an introduction to the essay. In the second chapter, the author discusses the definition of utilitarianism and presents some misconceptions about the theory. The third chapter is a discussion about the ultimate sanctions (or rewards) that utilitarianism can offer. The fourth chapter discusses methods of proving the validity of utilitarianism. In the fifth chapter, the author writes about the connection between justice and utility and argues that happiness is the foundation of justice.