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by: Jocelyn Rossell

Utility PoliSci 3450

Jocelyn Rossell
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Ethics and Public Policy
Eric MacGilvray

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Lectures notes from 10/6/15 on Utility from Mill, Rawls, Goodin
Ethics and Public Policy
Eric MacGilvray
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jocelyn Rossell on Monday October 12, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PoliSci 3450 at Ohio State University taught by Eric MacGilvray in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see Ethics and Public Policy in Political Science at Ohio State University.


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Date Created: 10/12/15
Utility Iohn Rawls Classical Utilitarianismquot Want what s best for self Balance self gain against costs Society sacrifice some happiness for overall betterness Society properly arranged when it s institutions maximize net satisfactionquot Morality 0 Good I Satisfaction of desire happiness 0 Right I Whatever maximizes the good 0 Good comes before right People have rights 0 Can t violate rights to satisfy John Stuart Mill quotUtilitarianismquot Raised to be quotperfectquot utilitarian Wrote at 45 to defend utilitarianism Last chapter on justice Injustice can lead to resentment justice is matter of expedient o Socially useful People sympathize to feel moral longing Not all harms are unjust Feeling of resentment isn t moral feeling Constant competition 0 just way Socially useful to have property rights Robert E Goodin Utilitarianism as a Public Philosophy Utilitarianism o Doctrine of public policy I Favor entire country not a select few 0 Private Conduct I Impersonality Self interest Help more useful 0 Calculating I Demanding I Might not be morally demanding enough Not respecting rights isn t observing moral duties Follow general rules 0 Allow exceptions


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