Write an essay that explains and compares how an actutilitarian would act (and why) and how a rule-utilitarian would act (and why) in the scenario. You MUST explain the basic features of both types of utilitarianism before you apply them to the scenario
Rule Utilitarian vs. Act Utilitarian
According to rule utilitarianism, an act is right when it complies with rules that lead to the greatness of a particular action or activity resulting to the correctness of the instance-rule this simply means the correctness of any rule is determined by the positivity it brings out once it is followed. A rule utilitarian usually thinks before taking any action and also considers the consequences of people who follow that rule. Depending on the outcome, then the rule might be considered as good to be followed generally and can be applied in the future.
Rule utilitarian is considered as practical since it counters the anti-utilitarian arguments by weighing every possible outcome and once the results are not as desired more time is spent on the same (Saharlina, 2016).