Unformatted text preview: In order to test whether he should accept the job, he can refer to universal acceptability where one needs to look at the perspectives of both sides. Therefore, he would have to consider the side of people who would be affected by the warfare. He must treat other people as ends, never merely as means. As rational beings, no one would want to be plagued by chemical or biological warfare. This shows he should not take the job offer. As a deontologist, George will need to find another job and one that is morally right to his standards. Although this might mean devastating consequences for his family, his work needs to be in accordance to his good will. He needs to put his intelligence to good works and not into research that could potentially end up in mass killings. George will feel better about himself if he does not accept this job offer....
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course PHIL 186 taught by Professor Lbernasconi during the Spring '11 term at San Jose State.
- Spring '11