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    Act Utilitarianism is the view that an action is morally correct based on the rightness or wrongness of an act as determined by weighing its consequences[3]. AU is a forward-looking theory that aims to find the decision to a situation that will produce equal or increased utility (happiness) over the other potential decisions, to be determined as morally correct[4].
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    Decisions made using the AU theory can be applicable to both serious and non-serious situations. A serious example is taking car keys away from someone who has been drinking. By doing so, you are making the best possible decision for the greater good. In such a case, there is no other act that would produce a larger amount of utility over disutility.
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    Moral absolutism is the ethical belief that there are absolute standards by which moral questions can be judged and that there are acts that are absolutely right or wrong, regardless of the context of the act. The key advantage of this concept is that it provides an objective moral guide that can be followed universally. The main disadvantage is that it does not take into account that moral values may at times come into conflict with one another.
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