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25. Society / C. Political Doctrines / 2. Social Utilitarianism

[maximum happiness as the aim of government]

5 ideas
The quest of the general good is partly undermined by people's past entitlements [Kymlicka]
We shouldn't endorse preferences which reject equality, and show prejudice and selfishness [Kymlicka]
Utilitarianism is no longer a distinctive political position [Kymlicka]
Using utilitarian principles to make decisions encourages cold detachment from people [Kymlicka]
Utilitarianism is irrational if it tells you to trade in your rights and resources just for benefits [Kymlicka]