Unformatted text preview: individuals in a train accident. I know that some people would push the guy onto the railroad tracks in an effort to save five lives at the cost of one. However, I would never be able to perform such an act and don’t believe that murder is a justifiable action. I view the death of the five individuals as fate and an unfortunate accident that is supposed to occur. The previous explanation supports the concept of deontology rather than consequentialism. Individuals should act according to what they know to be right and wrong. In addition, the ethics of an action are based on whether that action is intrinsically just. I believe the consequences of an action should not be used to define that action as good or bad because the exact consequences of an action can’t always be predicted....
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course PHIL 114 taught by Professor Faris during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.
- Spring '08