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Author: Glenn Kuehn

Identify the characteristics and descriptors of utilitarianism

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​ Notes on “Utilitarianism”

(00:00 – 00:36) Introduction and Key Terms

(00:37 – 01:00) Content of Tutorial

(01:01 – 02:21) Basics of Utilitarianism

(02:22 – 03:21) Utilitarianism and Consequences

(03:22 – 05:12) Advantages and Disadvantages

(05:13 – 08:08) Inclusiveness

(08:09 – 09:25) Categories of Consideration

(09:26 – 09:55) Summary

Terms to Know
  • Utilitarianism

    A system of ethics that maintains that good is proportionate to total probable utility

  • Utility

    The increase or decrease in the total happiness consequent to an action