Choose a contemporary moral issue in any society and apply the ethical doctrine of Utilitarianism to defend this issue. The paper must be done in MLA format with a minimum of 500 words (quotes are not included in the word count)
Utilitarianism is the ethical doctrine that the moral worth of an action is solely determined by its contribution to overall utility . It is thus a form of consequentialism , meaning that the moral worth of an action is determined by its outcome-the ends justify the means.
Consequentialism refers to those moral theories which hold that the consequences of a particular action form the basis for any valid moral judgment about that action. Thus, from a consequentialist standpoint, a morally right action is one that produces a good outcome, or consequence.