There is a doctrine that the useful is the good and that the determining consideration of right conduct should be the usefulness of its consequences.
What is another term for utilitarian?
Useful, sensible, pragmatic, commonsensical, down-to-earth.
What are the example of utilitarian?
Bobby’s decision to buy his sister a car is an example of a person making a good choice that benefits the entire population. Sally will be able to get back and forth to work after Bobby buys her a car.
What does utilitarian mean in ethics?
Utilitarianism believes that actions are morally right or wrong depending on their effects.
Why is utilitarianism important?
Utilitarianism has implications for how we think about ethics. Calculating the well-being of everyone equally implies that we should make helping others a very significant part of our lives.