Discussion Questions on Utilitarianism

1. What are the main considerations both in favor of utilitarianism and opposed to utilitarianism?

2. What role and weight do moral principles such as "Keep your promises" or "Tell the truth" have within utilitarianism?

3. In your opinion, is utilitarianism a good method for individuals to employ to decide what is right and wrong? Is it a good method for legislators to employ when deciding on laws and policies? Is it a good method for judges to employ when deciding on punishments?