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Unformatted text preview: good”. This conflict creates a difficult situation and it’s hard for someone to say the man is pursuing happiness in either decision he makes. A problem that I see with Williams’ argument is he merely proves that decisions in life can be difficult which we find no matter what moral theory we are exploring. I believe a Utilitarian would be able to devise a solid argument in support of their theory in situations like this even though it may mean a person must give up their own convictions to help others. Maybe the man holds another belief that saving the other 19 people even though it means giving up his principles would make him happier (it would at least make those other 19 happier)....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PHI 240 taught by Professor Evans during the Spring '06 term at Wake Tech.
- Spring '06