Dilemmas of Utilitarianism

Dilemmas of Utilitarianism

This paper analyzes historical disagreements among utilitarians, specifically regarding justice and political theory. Utilitarians hold varying perspectives on the existence of universal rules that maximize utility, and whether total or average utility should be maximized. After reviewing centuries of discourse, this paper defends the author’s thoughts on utilitarianism.

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A Critique of Kantian Moral Philosophy

A Critique of Kantian Moral Philosophy

This paper is a utilitarian critique of Kant’s categorical imperatives. I maintain that constants exist in consequences (such as happiness and pain), but not in moral actions. Therefore, Kant’s emphasis on intent and universalizability disregards consequences and the complexity of situations in favor of rigid and impossible moral laws.

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The Significance of Locke’s Political Philosophy

The Significance of Locke’s Political Philosophy

This paper analyzes the historical significance of John Locke’s political philosophy, specifically regarding the American Revolution. The historical analysis of absolutism, natural rights, and political philosophy is vital to understanding the modern context of these concepts and their reflections in contemporary governments. 

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The Impacts of Reaganomics on the American Working Class

The Impacts of Reaganomics on the American Working Class

This paper contrasts the supply-side economic theory of Reaganomics to the Keynesian thought of the mid-twentieth century. Keeping in mind the many factors influencing the economy over the last century, this essay compares each theory’s impact on the American lower and middle classes.

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The Life and Legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

The Life and Legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was a writer, philosopher, and women’s rights activist in the late eighteenth century who promoted equality of the sexes and the implementation of Enlightenment political ideals. As a female intellectual in the late eighteenth century, Wollstonecraft experienced the intense social, political, and ideological divides of the French Revolution. 

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