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ethics10 (doing vs. allowing) - PHIL 4 Introduction to...

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Unformatted text preview: PHIL 4: Introduction to Ethics “ Out of t e crooked T mber of humani ¡ no s ¢ aight t ing was ever made .” — Immanuel Kan £ 1 Consequentialism, Deontology, & Doing Harm ( II ) Compare Ch. 3, Normative Ethics , Shelley Kagan ❖ Chop- Up- Chuck and Angry- Mob seem to show that consequentialism permits too much ❖ How might the consequentialist respond? 1.Admit that our intuitions concerning Chop- Up- Chuck and Angry- Mob are correct, but insist that consequentialism doesn’t really endorse killing Chuck or the innocent townsperson. 2.Accept that consequentialism does endorse killing Chuck and the innocent townsperson, but insist that these actions are not really intuitively unacceptable 3.Accept that consequentialism does endorse killing Chuck and the innocent townsperson, and admit that these actions appear intuitively ❖ Chop- Up- Chuck and Angry- Mob seem to show that consequentialism permits too much ❖ How might the consequentialist respond? 1.Admit that our intuitions concerning Chop- Up- Chuck and Angry- Mob are correct, but insist that consequentialism doesn’t really endorse killing Chuck or the innocent townsperson....
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