Mill's Utilitarianism Model in Business Ethics


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Which philosopher believed that people always act according to self-interest?

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1. The philosophy that the most ethical decision is the one that will bring the most benefit to the most people is called:

2. When a company tries to figure out whether the negative outcomes of a decision outweigh the positive outcomes of that decision, they are engaging in:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the quiz and worksheet to check your understanding of the lesson's main points. The questions will test you on some key information to take away from the topic, such as cost vs. benefit analyses and what a utilitarian model will consider

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Specific philosophers relevant to the topic
  • Important philosophical theories
  • Negative outcomes vs. positive outcomes
  • Considerations made in utilitarianism
  • The process of cost vs. benefit analysis

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of utilitarianism--especially John Stuart Mill's views--as it applies to business ethics
  • Defining key concepts - make sure that you can accurately define the most important terminology from the lesson, such as utilitarianism and cost vs. benefit
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of utilitarianism and John Stuart Mill's philosophy to answer questions about principles in business ethics, such as cost vs. benefit analysis

Additional Learning

To learn more about utilitarianism and business ethics, review the corresponding lesson called Mill's Utilitarianism Model in Business Ethics. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • John Stuart Mill
  • Utilitarianism
  • Business applications
  • Cost vs. benefit analysis