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Intro to Ethics – PHIL 200Unit 3Unit 3 Challenge 1For a utilitarian, which consideration is most important?
Why is utilitarianism an objectivist or relativist theory?
Which of the following considerations is important for a utilitarian when evaluating the moralityof an action?
How would a utilitarian classify Elizabeth's action?
How would a utilitarian classify this action?
Gerrie steals from her neighbor's family to feed hers. Her neighbor's two kids go hungry, but hertwo kids get fed.How would a utilitarian classify this action?
How might it be evaluated by a utilitarian?
An ethics teacher promises to bring in cookies if every student gets an A on their homeworktoday. But Gina forgot to do her ethics homework, so she pulls the fire alarm right when herethics class is supposed to start. By the time the school is evacuated and any possibility of a fireruled out, it’s time for the next class. Gina thus ends up with another day to finish her assignmentand get an A. Many people would say this action is immoral.How might it be evaluated by a utilitarian?
Tabitha’s neighbors are annoyed by the types of plants she grows in her yard. After severalattempts at talking to her, digging up her plants in the night, and even running her out of theneighborhood, Tabitha’s annoying behavior has not changed. One neighbor suggests they just killher. Most people would agree that such an action is clearly immoral.How might it be evaluated by a utilitarian?
Which of the following represents act utilitarianism?

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