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UTILITARIANISM: the ethical theory for all times.

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THOUGHT IS WHAT SEPARATES US FROM THE ANIMALS, AND THE CONJUNCTION OF VALUES AND COMPLETENESS SEPARATES US FROM THE COMMON HERD. UTILITARIANISM WHILE JUSTIFYING MANY OF THE COMMON-SENSE ETHICAL BELIEFS, IT GOES BEYOND THAT TO GUIDE US (AND SOCIETY) INTO NEW AND BETTER WAYS. COME ON THIS THOUGHT CHALLANGE, PLEASE.

To him who little is not enough, nothing will be enough--Epicurus

Jeremy Bentham: His Life and Impact--jk

The greatest problem of man is that he can’t sit in a room alone—Blasť Pascal

MALT DONE MORE THAN MILTON CAN, TO SHOW GOD'S WAY TO MAN.
--A.E.Housman

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To him who little is not enough, nothing will be enough--Epicurus

Meditate upon pleasure, for without it ones does all to get it back--Epicurus

{Mean that pleasure is the prime mover in human behavior.  Jeremy Bentham said the same"  "We have to soverigns, pain and pleasure.  To put it in psychological terms:  Operant (respondent) conditioning is determined by positive and negative reinforcement and by positive and negative punishment (see http://skeptically.org/scpsy/id9.html). 

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Site  # 2 develops utilitarian ethics into a general theory of utopia, one which delves into economics, politics, ethics, and psychology.  There is continuity between Epicurus and Bentham, and between Bentham and site # 2.  With each step there is progress.

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Since love with its conjunction of loving copulation will yield the greatest amount of pleasure, special attention has been given this topic.

In a site dedicated to skepticism, utilitarianism is on the fringe of relevance.  The argument for inclusion goes as follows:

 

  1. For to what to be skeptical about in a topic (especially one that is both logical and accepted by well educated people) one must know a more reasonable alternative.  

 

  1. Among the topics under the umbrella of skepticism are those about our economic and political systems. 

 

  1. Utilitarianism had as its principle early function (by Bentham and his circle) been used to bring moral considerations as a measurement of then current economic policies and political agendas. 

 

  1. Ethical arguments based on common sense have been and are used to justify the existing order.  They are grossly misplaced.

 

  1. Utilitarianism brings order to the chaos of common-sense ethics, and in so doing supports far reaching changes in economics and politics. 

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# 125 The Crash On the economic collapse of 2008

 

# 220 POD CASTS & U-TUBE, for those who like the visuals  A

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#20   Ancient Sacred Works of the Christians

#22   Christianity

#24   Bible Studies More

#107 Holy Horrors

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Political-economic sites:

#111 World Trade Organization  A

#123 Neoliberalism at Work

#125 The Crash

#106 Economics    A

#119 Economic Developments  A

#121 Economics the Dismal Science

#116 OIL  A

#21  Muckraking Political Articles

#23  Critical of capitalism  A

#126 Corporate system

#25  Bush Bashing

#112 Bush watch   A

#103 Parliament of Whores  A

#104 Government, Presidency, Congress, Courts

#117 Federal court system

#12   Penal system

#14   Labor  A

#28   Nuclear war threat  A

#118 Iraq war, wars   A

#127  Military war  

#120 Election reform  A

#124 Managed-Corporate Press

#41   Medical business abuses

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Utopia, ethics, happiness, misc. sites:

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#3    Utilitarianism

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#7    Table of contents & links

#101 Links & quotes

#105 Scientific psychology

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#113 Environmental & animals

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#115 Ethics humanistic

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JK’s Poetry, Satire & Short Stories sites:

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#33  Satire

#34  Rhymed poems

#39  Rhymed poems romantic

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#42  Rhymed poems social message

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Featured artists with links:

 

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California Skeptics has an excellent collection of political cartoons and huge collection of links to sites with political cartoons and animation

 

OUTSTANDING SITES

QuackWatch, guide to health fraud by Dr. Stephen Barrett

 

http://www.worstpills.org/:  Part of the Nader network of Public Citizen

 

http://skepdic.com:  Contains The Skeptic Dictionary by Robert Carroll, over 460 first rate articles on all the topics of interest to a skeptic

 The Truth About Drug Companies by Marcia Angell, MD.  Absolutely the best book on profits and drugs for it reveals—without being technical and tedious--more about the workings of the profit system and its relationship to government than all others—and it’s available on audio CD. (1-20)

 

For chapter 6 of her book.

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