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Unformatted text preview: would do Indifference to help others- absolute duty to help others- could universalize it but it is not the rational thing to will. It Is irrational b/c everyone needs help at some time. 5. Criticisms- What if following the absolute rules could have a bad outcome What happens when absolute rules conflict Are they to formal or abstract What if the imperative was applied to a specific situations would it work John Stuart Mill 1. Doctrine of the Swine 2. Mills response- Human pleasures are more elevated than the pleasures of the swine Pleasures of the intellect are higher than sensation 3. Many postpone higher pleasures to lower ones Utilitarianism 1. How can happiness be assessed 2. Happiness of majority requires unhappiness of minority 3. Should an ethical theory only consider consequences and not motives or intentions...
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