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Utilitarianism: Quiz

  
  
  

Question 1: It may be described as a ________, with happiness or pleasure being of ultimate importance.
AtheismLife stanceSecular humanismReligion

Question 2: The origins of utilitarianism are often traced as far back as the Greek philosopher ________, but, as a specific school of thought, it is generally credited to Jeremy Bentham.
HeraclitusPlatoAristotleEpicurus

Question 3:
Utilitarianism, Nihilism and Confucianism are all:
Hedonism Ethical theories Cleanup from section Social philosophy

Question 4: Supporters claim that this is common to all ethical schools, and indeed the system of logic itself, and will always remain so unless the problem of the ________, or at least the is-ought problem, is satisfactorily resolved.
A priori and a posterioriRegress argumentTruthImmanuel Kant

Question 5: The classic utilitarianism of Bentham and Mill influenced many other philosophers as well as the development of the broader concept of ________.
ConsequentialismPeter SingerJeremy BenthamJohn Stuart Mill

Question 6: When he decries Bentham's application of the 'yard measure' of now to 'the past, present and future', he decries the implication that society, and people, have always been, and will always be, as they are now; that is, he criticizes ________.
AristotlePlatoEssentialismGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Question 7: It is thus a form of ________, meaning that the moral worth of an action is determined by its outcome.
UtilitarianismJohn Stuart MillJeremy BenthamConsequentialism

Question 8: ________ advocated libertarianism using utilitarian arguments.
Murray RothbardLew RockwellLudwig von MisesFriedrich von Hayek

Question 9: It can be contrasted with ________ (which do not regard the consequences of an act as being a determinant of its moral worth) and virtue ethics (which focuses on character), as well as with other varieties of consequentialism.
Deontological ethicsPolitical philosophyUtilitarianismJustice

Question 10: However, it should be noted that the apparent separation and consistency of individual consciousness, which is both a strong human intuition and an implicit premise in this critique, is itself a subject of debate and criticism in the ________.
Philosophy of artificial intelligencePhilosophy of mindRené DescartesPragmatism
















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