Utilitarianism v Kantianism

Document Type:Article Review

Subject Area:Anthropology

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utilitarianism as postulated by Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart, and Kantianism as developed by Emmanuel Kant). they both hold various moral principles that define right or wrong based on varying aspects or rather factors. To elaborate further on their contrast; utilitarianism by definition entails the commitment of the best action; one that attains the best utility. Utility in this context can be simply identified as the well-being of an individual of the entirety of the society (Mill & Stuart, 337). Therefore, it entails the preference or happiness achieved as a result of an action but disregarding any involvement of pain in the process. The purpose of the commitment of the action determines the moral rightness or wrongness of the act (Playford et al, n.

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