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Ch. 9: Consequentialism: Its Nature and Attractions 1. According to consequentialism, what is the most important question to ask if we want to know whether some action accords with what morality requires?
2. What is the process we need to go through in order to answer this question?
3. What is the central claim of utilitarianism?
4. What are the two common misunderstandings concerning the principle of utility that the author corrects here?
5. What reason could a utilitarian provide for wanting to distinguish between actual results and expected results when judging an action?
6. What reason could a utilitarian give for insisting that it is the actual results that are morally relevant?

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