Utilitarianism Quiz

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Who were the two philosophers that fashioned the various utilitarian pieces into a coherent whole?

Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill

What factors does Bentham's hedonistic calculus consider when measuring pleasure or pain?

Intensity, duration, likelihood of occurrence, and proximity in time

What do critics charge about Bentham's conception of pleasure?

It is too crude to constitute the sole good for human beings

According to Bentham's utilitarianism, actions that diminish the happiness of the party in question are considered

unacceptable

Bentham's hedonistic calculus measures the amount of pleasure or pain based on which of the following factors?

Intensity, duration, likelihood of occurrence, and proximity in time

Critics argue that Bentham's conception of pleasure is too crude to constitute the sole good for human beings. What is their main criticism?

It does not account for individual preferences

Test your knowledge of utilitarianism and its key proponents, Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. Discover how their ideas shaped this ethical doctrine and learn about the criteria for morally right actions.

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