The immorality of utilitarianism

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April 26, 2011
Libertarian Alliance
by Robert Henderson  
Posted in Commentary

"Utilitarianism is a transparently bogus philosophical theory because it poses as a moral philosophy when it is disqualified from being so because it deals not with the individual but the group. This means any moral enormity, for example the murder of one person to save the life of two people, can be sanctioned against individuals or minorities on the grounds that the overall effect of a policy will be beneficial to the group. Nevertheless, it has greatly influenced British politics over the past two centuries [and] is worthy of study, as is Marxism, for that reason alone." (04/25/11)  

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