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Unformatted text preview: did based on his belief of following the Prima Facie duties. Two of these Prima Facie duties are the duty of justice and the duty of non-maleficence. To throw some of the people out of the lifeboat intended to save their lives would go against these duties. It goes against the duty of justice because it is not right to throw them overboard condemning them to death and ultimately killing them. The duty of non-maleficence is also disregarded with the captains action as he is intentionally creating harm by sacrificing these people to the perils of the ocean. Following the deontologists reasoning the right action would be to try to save everyone, they would let them stay in the lifeboat giving them a chance at survival....
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- Fall '08