They ride into town, where the gang is shooting up the bar. T' mess with a stranger sure ain't wise' Then he shot the sheriff right between the eyes. He mounted his horse and rode away. I suggest y' skedaddle an' I mean soon There'll be trouble if you ain't out town by noon. Utilitarians would say throwing garbage into the ocean is not necessarily bad, but the effect it leaves will cause harm sooner or later and that is what is bad. The Sheriff has discovered beyond a reasonable doubt that the murder is dead.
To start we should get a feel for what exactly utilitarianism is. Utilitarians describe moral actions as actions that boost something good and lessen something that is bad. Plot The Killer Diller Boys, three nasty banditos, come to town and kill the sheriff. A lone stranger wanders into town. Riots and looting are inevitable, but then walks in a lonesome stranger who tells the sheriff he has no friends or family, and came to the town for no real reason. It will also compare utilitarianism to egoism, Kantian ethics, intuitionism and affirmative action. Utilitarianism and the Lonesome Stranger Utilitarianism is the ethical theory that believes one should do what will promote the greatest utility for as many people as possible, that utility is often considered to be happiness or pleasure.
He believed that all types of pleasure, if the in same amount, were also equal in quality. The consequentialist theory says moral rightness is determined solely by the consequence of your action. For years he traveled the wasteland, not knowing what he'd do if he found him. He has no family or other acquaintance. How will we know what is right and wrong when the people at the top of society decide what justice is? The plains were still as the sun set down A silent man rode into town And as he rode, the people stared At the shadow with long and dusty hair He took off his hat as he sat at the bar The sheriff hollered, 'Who do y' think y' are, Comin' into our quiet town, Nuthin' to show but a horse and a frown? Therefore, if society were to embrace utilitarianism as an ethic, people would naturally internalize these standards as morally binding. Utilitarians focus on the result of an act instead of the inherent nature of the act.
This definition does not give the theory as a whole, justice in defining it but as you read this paper you'll get a better understanding on just how good utilitarianism is. This scenario would maximize pleasure and minimize pain, but there's something wrong. A person who is a utilitarian believes in one principle of utility, which is to opt for an action that will bring the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people Ronsenstand, 2013. One example is the death of 6 months old Isis Charm Vas who was thought to be murdered by her babysitter, Ernie Lopez in 2011. In a simple definition it is promoting the greater good for the majority.
The sheriff then gets the idea of framing the stranger. It is often found that in cases concerning the death of children, the law is quick to convict a person just to close the case as it impacts the society emotionally. The Principle of Utility is therefore described as the determination of right and wrong actions with right actions producing the greatest happiness or greatest good for the greatest number of people, while wrong actions produce unhappiness and pain. What would the utilitarian do? However if you are going by rule utilitarianism then it would unjust to because it would go against the rules of justice which are meant to benefit society. Camping out on the shores of the El Dorado Dry Lake, the Drifter is pondering his options and getting ready to settle down.
The Killer Diller Boys, three nasty banditos, come to town and kill the sheriff. I do not think that utilitarianism can be an ethical theory. Similarly, William Dillon served 27 years in prison for murder before he was exonerated from the crime he did not commit. Mill argues that happiness is the sole basis of morality, and that people never desire anything but happiness. There are a few different types of utilitarianism, and they all answer the problem a little differently. There are different kinds of utilitarian views; hedonistic, preference, rule, and act to name a few, but they all have the same main objective. Before we defend this theory against other theories out there we should get a better understanding of what the utilitarianism.
Utilitarianism's overall purpose is to serve the greater majority and this paper sets out to prove that. The reasoning would be that if you framed a stranger with no family or friends, you only be causing pain for the stranger, yet making the townspeople happy and safer. People will often use the term justice to vindicate harsh and unnecessary action. The Lonesome Stranger and his horse, Sliver , get a telegram, delivered by an Indian from Western Onion, telling them. Three Mexican banditos shoot up a town and rob the stage. Act utilitarianism is the standard form, which considers all paths of the action that lead to immediate and long-term happiness, as well has the magnitude and how long the happiness will last. Hedonistic utilitarianism focuses on pleasure as the utility, so hedonistic utilitarianism tries to maximize pleasure and minimize pain for the greatest number of people.
This site is a part of Wikia, Inc. To Mill, physical pleasures are valued less than pleasure that invigorate the mind. Thus, Utilitarians can be seen as Consequentialists because their actions are governed by consequences which. To clarify the Utilitarian theory I will illustrate and assess different examples of complex situations, simultaneously doing a critique on the theory, in order to conclude the relevance of Utilitarianism in society. One of the critiques of utilitarianism that we talked about in class I found very interesting. They ride into town, where the gang is shooting up the bar. Virtue, knowledge, and goodwill are all good but they are only good if they give people a pleasurable existence.