Titanic Ethics

When the RMS Titanic sunk in 1912, it was one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history. There are a number of different ethical theories that can be used to analyze the actions of the engineers who designed and built the ship. One theory is utilitarianism, which states that the morally right action is the … Read more

From John Stuart Mill’s Viewpoint

John Stuart Mill was a British philosopher who is best known for his work on utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is a ethical theory that holds that the best action is the one that maximizes utility, or happiness. Jeremy Bentham, another British philosopher, was the founder of utilitarianism. Mill believed that interrogation and torture could be justified in … Read more

Moral Principle Of Utilitarianism

The basic moral principle of utilitarianism is called the principle of utility or the greatest happiness principle. As John Stuart Mill explained it “actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness” Utilitarianism is a form of consequentialism. It focuses on the consequences … Read more

Evaluating Mill’s Theory Of Morality

In this paper, I will argue that Mill’s theory of morality does not withstand the philosophical reasoning; therefore, making his theory invalid. I will do so by first stating a brief synopsis of Mill’s theory and then provide two objections that go against his approach. Once I have given the two objections, I will discuss … Read more