9.7.2007 An argument for consequentialism

9.7.2007 An - when we talk of consequentialism An Argument for Consequentialism(1 The only thing we intrinsically value(value for it's own sake is

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An Argument for Consequentialism The good The argument
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From Last Time Actions are something you can do. Consequentialism states that the right action is the one that: - (1) produces the most good - (2) out of all alternatives - (3) for all affected. But what is the good to be produced?
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Some Common “Goods” Pleasure and absence of pain. - Experience machine Happiness - Experience machine Preference Satisfaction - Wackos Creating the least harm - Kill people This is a very difficult ethical problem - We will assume that we know what the good is
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Unformatted text preview: when we talk of consequentialism. 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....
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9.7.2007 An - when we talk of consequentialism An Argument for Consequentialism(1 The only thing we intrinsically value(value for it's own sake is

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