Utilitarianism And Duty Ethics Summary

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This article looks at the ethics of two US presidents. Utilitarianism seeks the the optimal happiness over unhappiness. Rockler argues that Utilitarianism failed to measure pleasure and pain across societies because it is subjective. Contemporary utilitarianism abandoned the measure of pain and pleasure. Rather, they see it as the consequences of action that must equal in higher benefits for society. On the other hand, the duty ethics of Immanuel Kant seen ethic in a different light. Ethics is a rational process. People must use their reasoning to determine what is morally appropriate. Second, people must tell the truth, and third, the categorical imperative, one must behave in a sustainable fashion where humanity can all abide by. Rockler

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