Is utilitarianism a hedonist moral theory? Why or why


6. Using utilitarian calculation, which choice in each of

the following pairs is better, X or Y?

a. X makes four people happy and me unhappy. Y

makes me and one other person happy and three

people unhappy.

b. X makes twenty people happy and five unhappy.

Y makes ten people happy and no one unhappy.

c. X will give five people each two hours of pleasure. Y will give three people each four hours of


d. X will make five people very happy and three people mildly unhappy. Y will make six people moderately happy and two people very unhappy