In the classic thought experiment

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passengerman

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Hi all,

Could we write "In the experiment of classic thought" here?

If we want our moral theories to care about equality, then we can build equality into them.The problem with utilitarianism is that it has no interest at all in equality. In the classic thought experiment of the Utility Monster, we imagine that some person can generate infinite happiness from society’s resources; we would therefore be obligated to give all the resources to that monster.

Thanks in advance,
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  • kentix

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    "thought experiment" has two words but it's one idea. It has to stick together. Classic means well-known. It's an adjective that modifies the single idea "thought experiment".

    thought experiment
    an experiment carried out only in the imagination.
     
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