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23. Ethics / E. Utilitarianism / 5. Rule Utilitarianism

[doing what generally leads to increased happiness]

3 ideas
Moral rules protecting human welfare are more vital than local maxims [Mill]
Rule-utilitarianism is either act-utilitarianism, or not really utilitarian [Glover]
Rule-utilitarians prevent things like torture, even on rare occasions when it seems best [Hooker,B]