9.14.2007 Problems with consequentialism

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Problems with consequentialism II “One thought too many” Justice Distribution Rule consequentialism - Is it consequentialism? - Does it reduce - Does it help?
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From last time Problems with consequentialism - The good - Epistemology of consequences - No room for special relations
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Problems with Act Consequentialism cont The one thought too many objection - You are on a cruise with your loved one. Your loved one and a stranger fall overboard. You have only one life-preserver. You could either give it to your lover or to the stranger. - If you do the consequentialist calculation, it seems like you are doing something wrong—you are “having one thought too many” The right thing, it seems, is for you to immediately throw the preserver to your lover.
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Problems with Act Consequentialism cont. Violations of Justice, version I - In some instances, gross violations of justice could be right if they have the best consequences. Jim is a healthy person with all his organs in great shape. There are five people in a hospital. One needs a heart, another a lung, 2 need a kidney, and the last needs a liver. Assume more good will come about with those 5 people living than with Jim living (they are all world class doctors and Jim never leaves his house, watches football all Saturday
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