Essay on The Elements Of Moral Philosophy

820 Words Dec 3rd, 2014 4 Pages
Our book, Elements of Moral philosophy offered many fine theories all through their work. Thoughts of Utilitarianism next to Cultural Relativism and Religion were offered and then pulled out apart and in order to entertain my leader I will pursue their thoughts strictly. My monarchs system will not be ideal because there is no such thing as a flawless human and as a result no human design can be perfect. My method will be largely based on the system of utilitarianism in the sense that it will look out for the greatest good for the greatest amount of people. There will be elements from other techniques in the Rachel’s work but also my own ideas.
The Rachel’s explain Utilitarianism as requiring in each circumstance to choose the outcome that creates the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest number of people. For my society this will be a good guideline to follow because where would the society be without happiness? Think of what citizens would have to live for if there was no enjoyment to be found in anything they did. There would be no reason to get out of bed in the morning. I want to create a system that essentially protects a person’s right to be content by preventing others from inflicting harm or otherwise disrupting their capacity for joy. The basic idea of oppressing suffering and promoting happiness is a very good one and I believe it is a good base to use when trying to find solid moral ground to stand on. I really like that since…

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