Utilitarianism: Normative Approaches

Preview of Lesson Plans:

Plane Crash on PP – discussion

Outline Hume and Hutcheson’s views.

PP: work through Bentham with discussion points

See: Tackling Application Essays for guidance on how to answer an exam question. Also check out “Utilitarianism is more useful than Kantian Ethics when dealing with ethical dilemmas” Discuss: Student’s Work

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Dorian Gray [DVD]

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