Short Paper: A Moral Theory Assignment (Paraphrase)

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Choose, explain, and critically analyze one of the moral theories presented in the text or through external research.

Use the following directions as a guide:

  • Explain the theory, including its pros and cons
  • Explain how the moral theory relates to society as a whole
  • Explain how the theory works with the moral dilemmas that arise in cyberspace

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IT 412 2-2 Short Paper Southern New Hampshire University Utilitarianism is a theory that helps individuals assess whether an action is wrong or right. An action will be considered good or bad depending on the outcome it will produce. If the action benefits the greatest number of people in a group or society then it is the morally correct choice. If the action has a negative effect, then it is morally wrong. There are some pros and cons to this theory. Pros: 1. Promotes and focuses on happiness 2. Gives a strong sense of purpose 3. Helps individuals think of others Cons: 1. Not all actions can be predicted correctly on whether they are right or wrong 2. Who is deciding whether an action is right or wrong 3. Can be time consuming rationalizing every action Utilitarianism when it comes to cyberspace is a difficult moral theory to adhere by. The textbook gives a good example of a company wanting to inspect employee email and how that applies to utilitarianism. The company feels that they should be able to check employee emails to make sure privileges aren’t being abused. The company feels it is for their greater good. However, that comes with concerns regarding privacy and trust from employees. It’s easy to understand both sides when it comes to an issue such as this and that’s the problem with utilitarianism. Where do you draw the line when it comes to the rights of one side versus the other? Is infringing on the rights of a few to help the general masses the right thing to do? References 6 Biggest Pros and Cons of Utilitarianism. (2015, July 17). Retrieved March 14, 2018, from Crystal Lombardo. (2015, May 22). Retrieved March 14, 2018, from Grama, J. L., Spinello, R. (12/2014). Southern New Hampshire University IT412 Custom VitalBook, 2nd Edition. [MBS Direct]. Retrieved from

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The Utilitarianism Ethical Theory


IT 412 2-2 Short Paper
Southern New Hampshire University




The Utilitarianism Normative Theory
Utilitarianism is one of the most influential and persuasive approaches to normative
ethics. It relates to the theory that an action is moral or ethical if it produces the highest amount
of benefit to the most significant number of people (Sama & Shoaf, 2002). In other words, an
action will be considered good or bad depending on the outcome it will produce. If the action
benefits the greatest number of people in a group or society, then it is morally correct. If the
action has an adverse effect, then it is morally wrong. In this case, the utilitarian normative ethics
looks at the aspect of the result of an action and whether the result is good or bad, moral or
immoral. Utilitarianism answers the question of whether an action is good or bad based on the
economic benefit of an action to the highest number of people in the society (Sama & Shoaf,
2002). Uti...

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