|Utilitarianism: is a doctrine of ethics which takes the assumed greatest benefit for the greatest number of affected people as the moral aim. See also hedonism, good/the good, preference-utilitarianism, rule-utilitarianism, ethics, morality, deontology, consequentialism, benefit._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Jürgen Habermas on Utilitarianism - Dictionary of Arguments
Utilitarianism/HabermasVsUtilitarianism/Habermas: The difference between values and interests was worked out in Neo-Kantianism. Utilitarianism does not take it into account. It makes the futile attempt to reinterpret interest orientations into ethical principles and to hypostasize procedural rationality itself into a value. Also Max WeberVsUtilitarianism.
Explanation: Only values that are abstracted and generalized into principles as formal principles and values that can be applied procedurally can cross situations and in extreme cases systematically penetrate all areas of life. _____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Der philosophische Diskurs der Moderne Frankfurt 1988
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. I Frankfurt/M. 1981
Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns Bd. II Frankfurt/M. 1981