Pros And Cons Of Utilitarianism

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When it comes to the philosopher that is mostly correct about the kinds of personal sacrifices that morality shouldn’t demand on us to make in the name of common good, it is Bernard Williams. He basically states that utilitarianism is too demanding upon us for the happiness of others, where we can’t even focus on the happiness of ourselves. Not only is a person responsible for the things they do in life, but they have to be responsible for the consequences of things that they don’t do in life that don’t bring the greatest happiness to everyone around them. Utilitarianism states that even if someone were to feel a negative way on a subject due to their values or morals, they should dismiss all personal feelings and emotions to promote general happiness. Williams disagrees and I as well disagree with that statement. Everyone should be able to express how they feel throughout life because those are most of our meaningful moments as human beings. …show more content…

Although, suffering and death are bad things, I don’t think a person should have to devote their entire life to having to solve those issues. Helping contribute to someone else’s struggle I agree with, but not to the extent that Singer expects us to. Fighting global poverty is going to take a lot more than just a person contributing enough of their money, until they contribute no more, but putting a correct system in place economically so poverty will be no

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