Unformatted text preview: happy because the couple wouldn’t be buying the new more expensive sports car. 2 As we can see, sometimes it is very easy to calculate; sometimes very difficult. o In Utilitarianism, the end (greatest amount of happiness) justifies the means, but a good end does not justify an unjust means. 2 an example from a law book – we have a group of medical researchers who have come to D.C. to try to have a bill passed that allows them to do experiments on humans without their consent. Their end is to speed up the process of breaking grounds in their (as well as other scientists’) research. The means, however, is to not ask human participants for their permission, thereby putting many lives at risk....
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY PHI2600 taught by Professor Siegmann during the Spring '11 term at FIU.
- Spring '11