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Is There a "NAP Utilitarianism?"

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9/30/2012 6:16:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I wanted to know (for all the hardcore philosophers), whether there's a name for a kind of non-agression driven utilitarianism?

As in, what causes the least amount of coercion against the least number of people is the most moral?

Forgive me if it's a stupid question. I just get too intimidated by the jargon to find out.
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9/30/2012 6:32:31 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
"Ethical negative-utilitarianism is a value-system which challenges the moral symmetry of pleasure and pain. It doesn't question the value of enhancing the happiness of the already happy. Yet it attaches value in a distinctively moral sense of the term only to actions which tend to minimise or eliminate suffering. This is what matters above all else."

Substitute "coercion" with "displeasure" and this is pretty much it.
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