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Unformatted text preview: utilitarianism requires us to conflat[e] all persons into one. it does not take seriously the distinction between persons .(352) Does Utilitarianism really identify what makes slavery wrong? Is it really true that IF slavery maximized social utility it would be right? Hare thinks so. He thinks any ordinary intuitions to the contrary do not apply here. Rawls thinks not. Rawls thinks that our ordinary intuitions indicate that we recognize that:- the distinction between persons matters- neither Mill nor Hare has given us good reason to accept (7)- they have given us no reason to ignore the distinction between persons There may be some things that it is absolutely wrong for one person to do to another , regardless of how much overall utility would be produced. Utilitarianism cannot allow this....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSY 201 taught by Professor Arthur during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Spring '08