Unformatted text preview: virtual reality. Again, since utilitarianism has only satisfaction as its value, there are no restrictions of having to be in reality to get satisfaction. Utilitarians could argue that eventually the bodily functions of humans would activate and force them out of reality, but the inventors could have recognized that and built in a toilet. Objection 3 stated that utilitarianism is unjust in the sense that it does not handle retributive and distributive justice well. If a person could greatly benefit his society by not being convicted of murder then he will be let free; or if a person could benefit others, then he will be used to benefit them, even if it means the death of that one person. Utilitarians could argue that these claims could never occur as they are highly unrealistic. Regardless if they're unrealistic, there is still some reality about such instances that if they were to occur, then utilitarianism would have to be refuted....
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