Anand Kannan

Cork., Ireland

About Anand

Edit profile

I'm passionate about

Philosophy, Spirituality, Logic, Tennis,

Comments & conversations

Noface
Anand Kannan
Posted over 1 year ago
Should decisions in a group be based on Majority Rule ?
I am finding it hard to explain. I will try my best. Lets take your pizza example. Four of us go to a pizza shop and find out that we only have money to buy a full single pizza. The shop doesnt sell slices, it only sells the whole pizza. And three people in the group like to have Chicken while the other guy doesnt like chicken at all and would want a Veg pizza. In this scenario, the group agrees to buy a chicken pizza as that is the majority. This decision is what concerns me. I think, just because three people are happy, doesnt mean that happiness experienced by any particular individual increases. And it is confined to the individual himself. What I am saying is, if the group decided to buy a Veg pizza, it is not that the 3 chicken lovers would feel so depressed (as in multiplied by 3). They will all experience what the Veg lover will experience when chicken was chosen. To conclude, the number of votes doesnt matter and decision should be based on other factors.