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Unformatted text preview: clever murderer: Adolph, Jr.? Does everyone think that lying to save an innocent life is OK? Kant & Korsgaard seem to agree that lying to ADOLPH JR. to save an innocent life is wrong. Kant is not alone in thinking that LYING is always wrong A serious matter. (disrespects the recipient; may degrade the liar; may disobey God) But the consequences of not lying can be serious. Maybe I am not responsible for what ADOLPH does? Maybe realizing the “kingdom of ends” is God’s responsibility? Too “high price”? “Grotesque”? (436) Is this a problem with the prohibition of lying ? (find a different first principle that allows lying to save others?) (show lying to save others is always compatible with FUL/FH?) Is this a problem with any and all absolute prohibitions? (should we return to utilitarianism?) (anything we should be unwilling to do no matter what ?)...
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- Spring '08
- Lie, Adolph, innocent life, ADOLPH JR., NON-IDEAL THEORY level, identifies absolute standards