11-24-05 bayles, oberdick

11-24-05 bayles, oberdick - 1-24-05 I) Bayles...

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1.24.5 Bayles – Consequentialism and Refusal of Service I) Supposed Standard View – pertains to what one should do in case a client asks you to do something you think is immoral when the request is not actually illegal a. If the request is immoral, the professional may refuse; however b. The professional must refer the client to someone who will provide the service c. Absent of a willing other, the first professional is compelled to do it against their own convictions II) Bayles Assumptions a. If you think something is truly immoral then you think it is immoral for anyone to do it b. If you think something is immoral then you should do your best to stop so the professional should not refer them to someone who will do it (if the client can get the service elsewhere then the first professional does not have any moral obligation not to do it themselves because it’ll happen either way, and probably should d o it just so that they could at least try to dissuade the client in the process) and if the client cannot get it done anywhere else then the professional should absolutely refuse i. Referring a patient away does not wash your hands of the immoral act, because the professional did not do everything they could to stop it and so are partially responsible for the outcome c. You can only be seen as sincerely moral if you actually make a difference and stop the immoral act i. You have to bring down the level of immorality in the world (but, what is the level of immorality in the world? How could you objectively measure that?) 1. Also, the view of whether one is increasing or decreasing the level of morality depends
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