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Utilitarianism is a consequentialist approach to moral reasoning (Thames, 2018). The utilitarianism choice to pull the lever and save five lives rather than not pulling the lever and killing five people is what I believe. The obvious choice for me would be to save five people. Consequences come along with allowing people to die so it is a hard choice but obviously saving more lives is the right thing to do. I know pulling the lever would kill one man, but I would rather send five men home to their families rather than sending five men to their deaths. This is a difficult decision to make. I believe John Stuart Mill’s theory that promotes and encourages happiness. I would save all five lives in order to promote John Stuart Mill’s theory. In the second scenario, I don’t agree with murder but sending the one man over the railing could
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