Utilitarianism is a form of consequentialism. Do you agree with this statement?
What do you think of the phrase: what determines whether an action is moral are its consequences? Who is the man considered to be the father of utilitarianism? What did Bentham do and say? What is the principle of utility? Discuss seven categories through which to judge the relative pleasure and pain potentially involved in the consequences of the action one was considering taking. Think for a moment about what Bentham is essentially saying. What should we care about most? What should our goal be? If you were to go around campus and ask your fellow college students what brings them the most pleasure in life and what kinds of things they would do if they allowed obtaining as much pleasure as possible to dictate their decision-making process, what kinds of answers do you think you would get?