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9.26.2007 Consequentialism v. deontology

9.26.2007 Consequentialism v. deontology - Deontology v...

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Deontology v. Consequentialism A series of cases (6) highlighting the possible difference between deontology and consequentialism.
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From last time Unsystematic Moral motivation Over moralization
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Example 1 You, your loved one, and 4 strangers are scuba diving. You don't care at all about the 4 strangers. All six of you go into an cave, and your loved one gets stuck in the hole blocking the 5 of you in. You have 5 sticks of dynamite, and you are the only one who knows how to detonate them. The rock is too hard, so the only way out is to blow up your loved one. If you kill your loved one, you will be seriously mentally scared, but the “goodness” created by the other 4 will outweigh that and the death of your lover.
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Example 2 Harry Bigot hates Mormons, and is generally a bad person. He decides to fly to Salt Lake City so he can scream obscenities toward Mormons, hold a sign with hateful messages on it, and to publicly take a leak on the Temple. If Harry makes it to Salt Lake City, a lot of
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