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Essay heading: Contrasting Views of Morality between Utilitarianism and Kantianism
 
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As a counter argument, Mill argued that the unhappiness of sinking human beings to a level of lower existence, which we named pride, and the attempt to give explanations to this degrading accusation is precisely an example of avoiding the pain of insult and to please our pride. Another problem is that Utilitarianism turns humans into cold and unsympathetic calculating machines...
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Another problem is that Utilitarianism turns humans into cold and unsympathetic calculating machines. In order to calculate the net benefit, every motion and every breath could cause an event. To calculate this, one would have to be able to predict the future to make an conclusive outcome. Also, Utilitarianism does not have a clear boundary of acts of morality, hence, it is very easy for an egoistic individual to manipulate the moral law to satisfy his/her selfish desires...
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