Like utilitarianism, Unificationism takes "happiness of all" as the goal of human actions and accepts its intrinsic, self-sufficient values. The questions arise when we try to specify the contents of happiness and to whom "all" refers to. Within the theistic framework of Unificationism, agents include God, human beings, both alive and those (deceased) in the spiritual world, and all creatures. Since Unificationism distinguishes authentic and in-authentic modes of human existence and human nature, happiness is also specified by its theory of man. Like Platonic or Kantian traditions, Unificationism holds that happiness is intrinsically tied to moral principles.
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