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It is not clear whether total happiness or average happiness is the best and fairest outcome to strive for. According to simple hedonistic calculus the right action could often involve oppression of a minority for the benefit of a majority. According to Utilitarianism, Justice must be reduced to Utility, so violating the moral feelings of most clinicians and patients that equality and fairness are of great importance. 26 Contemporary Issues in Bioethics The principle of Utility followed through in clinical scenarios to its logical conclusions leads to a number of results that many clinicians find morally counter-intuitive.
In Utilitarianism the overriding focus is the amount of happiness or unhappiness produced by an action. Bentham argued that it is self evident that suffering is bad and happiness is good, and he saw suffering and happiness (described in terms of simple pleasure) as opposite poles of a continuum. From these intuitions he derived his hedonistic version of Utilitarianism, arguing that actions should be decided upon by determination of the net effects of potential alternative actions in terms of producing happiness or reducing suffering.
Ethical Resources for the Clinician: Principles, Values and Other Theories 31 The other person/people are obliged not to act in such a way. Examples of such rights are the right not to be killed or the right not to be tortured. Negative rights are in practice easier to enforce than positive rights. It is not always clear, however, whether rights are or should be positive or negative rights. For example, does John Locke’s “life, liberty and estate” require other people not to kill, imprison or steal (negative rights) or does it require them to heal, liberate and provide (positive rights)?