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The Great Misconception About Consequentialism

Consequentialism it is almost universally misunderstood and so, by extension, is Utilitarianism.

So, to start, let’s clear something up which I believe is at the heart of the matter: Consequentialism is not per se a normative position. 792 more words

Environment

Causes, reasons, and motivations

The Laws of Unintended Consequences

Lately, I’ve been interested in innocent evil, the evil that results from perfectly innocent choices people make. Moral philosophers generally fall into one of two camps, intentionalist, and consequentialist. 57 more words

Behavioral Economics

Utilitarianism vs The Universal Law Formulation

The concepts between the Universal Law Formulation (ULF) and Mill’s version of Utilitarianism is not as straightforward as one would consider at first blush. Mill does not make a strictly consequentialist assessment of utilitarianism, and the universal law theory must take into account consequences when evaluating whether an action can be acceptable as a universal law. 2,682 more words

Philosophy

What should be the key features of a macropsychology to promote global health?

This is an essay I submitted for one of my lectures which I was quite proud of, the result of an obsessive look into macro-level societal phenomena from the spread of AIDS to the encroachment of the internet on human mental well-being, much of which had little to do with the module material. 2,729 more words

Morality

Ethics: How much should we give to charity?

Famine, Affluence, and Morality

In Famine, Affluence, and Morality, utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer argues that all of us ought to act according to the following principle: 760 more words

Philosophy

Dream Sculptors ... by Alice ..

Dear Ones,

This is about controllers who may attempt to sculpt or terraform people’s nighttime dreams using dream snatching followed by astral whispering of a ‘movie clip’ promoting their consequentialist notion of a master plan for the world. 82 more words

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On Understanding, Apprehending, and Rehabilitating the Antisocial Personality and the Serial Killer ... by Alice .. *

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I’ve written a series of blogs on what I feel is ground-breaking clair research into understanding, apprehending and rehabilitating the antisocial personality and the serial killer. 379 more words

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