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EA’s philosophical genes came from Peter Singer’s brand of utilitarianism and Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom’s investigations into potential threats to humanity.

In those situations, says David Magnus, director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University, long-standing principles of utilitarianism, prioritization and egalitarianism apply.

From Time

Over the years, he has pushed for animal rights, made the case for utilitarianism, and advocated for more — and more effective — giving.

From Vox

Utilitarianism offers a method for thinking through this problem, but not an answer.

But here's what utilitarianism, according to Williams, leaves out of the picture: individual agency.

In spite of his keen interest in Utilitarianism, there is no trace that he read the later writers of the school.

For an express discussion and vindication of this principle, see the little volume entitled "Utilitarianism."

Here he would seem to lean towards utilitarianism, were it not that he is as severe on men of experiment as on men of dogma.

To accept the philosophy was to be also pledged to practical applications of Utilitarianism.

The Morals and Legislation opens by briefly and contemptuously setting aside more philosophical opponents of Utilitarianism.

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On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to utilitarianism, such as: golden rule.

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