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9.10.2007 argument cont Flavor - Flavors of...

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Unformatted text preview: Flavors of Consequentialism The argument The advantages Act consequentialism Rule consequentialism From last time There is no consensus about what the good is. An Argument for Consequentialism (1) The only thing we intrinsically value (value for it's own sake) is the good. (2) We all think a world with more good is better than a world with less good. (3) All people want to have a world with more rather than less good. (4) If 1, 2, or 3 is true, then all our actions should aim to maximize the good. (5) Therefore, all our actions should maximize the good. Advantages of Consequentialism (1) Impartial- Everybody's “good” counts as much as anybody else's.- Nobody's good is given preference over anybody else's.- Only the total amount of good being produced is the morally relevant consideration. Advantages of Consequentialism cont. Scenario 1 Action 1 Action 2 Butch 1000 100 Mr. Wallace-100 200 Jules-50 Zed-500 Total 350 300 Scenario 2 Butch-300-300 Mr. Wallace-100-250 Jules-50-300 Zed-500-200 Total-950-1050 Advantages of Consequentialism...
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