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Pasanti
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MasturDbtor
Pro (for)

Is a utalitarian friendship really a friendhship?

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Started: 11/22/2016 Category: Philosophy
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Pasanti

Con

I think a friendship based on utilitarianism shouldn't be considered a friendship due to the fact that you are using that person to your own advantage , therefore it's not a friendship.
MasturDbtor

Pro

X = friendship, U = Utilitarianism,

U says morality depends on positive & negative outcomes.

But it isn't just about oneself. That's hedonism. U means the good of everyone is considered.

The only real X are U. If a X produces net bad then one party is taken advantage of and so is not a real X. If it produces net good it's still possible one person is taken advantage of (net good but good for one & bad for the other), but it's also possible that both are doing better for it & then it's real X.
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