Apples and oranges in a pile
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Apples and oranges — Part I: what is wrong with utilitarianism, anyway?

Utilitarianism is a philosophy to guide the choices we make, in which these should be judged on their consequences, against a requirement of maximizing happiness and well-being (or minimizing harm) for all affected individuals. Is this approach a realistic and useful, or fundamentally unfit for purpose?



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Koen Smets

Accidental behavioural economist in search of wisdom. Uses insights from (behavioural) economics in organization development. On Twitter as @koenfucius