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Is There a "NAP Utilitarianism?"

DetectableNinja
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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."

http://www.hedweb.com...

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