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Utilitarianism The Main elements of Utilitarian moral philosophy are based upon the greatest good of the greatest number In any real situation there are many people involved they will all be affected in different ways there is no reason why the greatest number should receive the greatest good Although there is in fact more utilitarian in the world then not People live to see happiness without a doubt but happiness is exceptionally more joyous when there is more people enjoying it Utilitarianism is expressed in ways that people dont even realize and for the most part they will hurt others to receive happiness In this essay I will explain three different readings and describe Utilitarianism in each one I will also give Kantian Ethics and Virtue Ethics point of view of the stories also In the reading written by Ursula K Le Guin The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas there lived many selfish or maybe better understood utilitarian people Life in the city of Omelas it seemed as though the residents were living a fairy tale They didnt have to worry about laws they had very few if any All of the people were as happy as could be with no fear and no guilt In Omelas they never had a king neither slaves or anything we would consider normal things to worry about Living in Omelas there really isnt need for technology because happiness is based on what is necessary A small boy whom sits by himself while the other children group their horses and perceives toward the finish line plays a wooden flute All seems so wonderful the parades of music little dancing children the old people glamour in ling stiff robes the chattering women carrying their babies along the street sides The little girls and boys as naked as can be having the times of their lives It all seems so great but there is one single flaw in the town
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