Utilitarianism Essay


In 750-1,000 words, summarize J. S. Mill’s moral theory, explain the key concept of utilitarianism, and list the strengths and weaknesses of Mill’s approach.

Within the essay, develop a thought experiment and explain how it either defends or critiques his version of utilitarianism.

  1. Describe a thought experiment dilemma and how a utilitarian perspective might address the dilemma.
  2. Explain if the thought experiment defends or critiques utilitarianism and why.
  3. Assess whether utilitarianism is an adequate moral theory based on your thought experiment.

Utilize the GCU Library to locate 3-5 academic resources in support of your position.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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