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Unformatted text preview: prospective it makes sense to try to end war as soon as possible, so we can justify any action that tends toward ending the war • Even our actions that do tend toward winning/ending the war cant involve more harm than what its worth o Problem with this is its impossible to apply this to the individual soldier who is experiencing war and doesn’t have time to process and analyze these theories on every decision and whether or not its acceptable to kill or take certain actions, therefore its not complete cause it does not give us guidance in the midst of war 201 873 7348 Absolutism (Kantian) • Nagel is not proposing this as a replacement to utilitarianism, but rather a way to restrict utilitarian reasoning • Nagels Big POINT: Hostile treatment of any person must be justified in terms of something about that person which makes the treatment appropriate (64)....
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course PHIL 1110 taught by Professor Stapleton during the Spring '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
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