Utilitarianism In Brave New World

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Brave new world - Essay I look at this from a utilitarian perspective were the moral thing is to do the most good for the most amount of people. The individual, while important in any sense, is only relevant in terms of the community as a whole. It is very similar to the question of individual versus collective happiness. The happiness of the most amount of people is better than letting the individual decide for oneself. First I will address the term happiness. I would like to argue that happiness is whatever you want it to be, either having good relations to others, having obscure measures of money or even being free, but I can not argue with the fact that happiness is controlled by chemical reactions in the brain that stimulate us into thinking we are happy. It is nothing more than simple biology. Freedom is more simply explained. It can be defined as one 's ability to dictate one 's own actions. In the book, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, individual freedom has been sacrificed the purpose of a supposedly secure and happy society. The world is controlled by an all-powerful state which is dominated by the study and practice of selective breeding. The term “conditioning” which is often mentioned in the book is the process in which the different casts are obligated to the different task of work and living. Every child is…show more content…
Although the people of a Brave New World are all happy, and they are not free. It is an interesting way of viewing happiness. They never feel sorrow because whenever they feel anxious they take a drug called Soma. It 's an actual drug they take but might be symbolic of the comfort of religion or love. It is a kind of substitute. I don 't discern a significant difference in taking a chemical drug and producing it naturally in your body. I can assume soma is some kind of endorphin, which is the substance released when exercising for example. So in a way, it is not

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