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Unformatted text preview: chosen? A rule Utilitarian would say that Wendy did the correct thing in this situation. This is because in Rule Utilitarianism the moral actions conform to the rule which leads to the greatest good. The rule in this act is that Wendy was required to report Peter for shirking because it was company policy. And the greater good is that she didn’t break the company rules therefore couldn’t get into trouble from the company. How would a Kantian using either CI#1 or CI#2 (but not both) analyze the act that you have chosen? A Kantian would use the CI#1 that states " Act only according to that maxim whereby you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.” The company policy is the maxim and Wendy telling her boss was the right thing to do. What are the significant differences and similarities between these two analyses? Similarities Both of them are good for using rules Both of them Wendy did the right thing...
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- Spring '08
- New Testament, Correctness, Wendy, company policy, rule utilitarian