The Flaw of Utilitarianism
Philosophers Bentham and James Mill developed an ethical theory, utilitarianism, proposing that all action should be directed toward achieving the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people. Utilitarians further argue that achieving the greatest happiness overall is not only the right thing to do for society but also moral. Although this theory is applicable in many situations, when one takes a closer look it is clear to see that utilitarianism is immoral.
To argue that utilitarianism is immoral it is first necessary to define morality. …
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