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Utilitarianism is a consequentialist normative ethical theory that argues we should choose the action that promotes the most ‘utility’, or the greatest good for the greatest number. On the one hand, the hedonistic approach of act and rule utilitarianism believe that we should maximise pleasure and minimise pain. However, this hedonistic way of looking at ethics has too many issues to which preference utilitarianism, a non-hedonistic theory, provides a successful alternative. Nevertheless, from a meta-ethical perspective the moral naturalist way of looking at ethics is flawed, and therefore it will be argued that utilitarianism is unsuccessful.

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