Lecture20.ppt

Lecture20.ppt - Best Interests Of Society False That Right...

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Problems With Utilitarianism “Doctrine Of Swine” Objection If Util. Is Correct, Then Only Relevant Moral Consideration Is Amount Of Pleasure False That The Only Relevant Moral Consideration Is Amount Of Pleasure Therefore, Util. Is False. Mill’s Response: Introduce A Quality Variable Three Dimensions: Duration, Intensity, Quality
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Problems With Utilitarianism (cont.) “Too High Of Standard” Objection If Util. Is Correct, Then An Act Is Right Only If It Stems From A Motive To Promote
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Unformatted text preview: Best Interests Of Society False That Right Acts Must All Stem From Such A Motive Therefore, Util. Is False Mill’s Response: Take Consequentialism Seriously (Duties vs. Motives) Further Difficulties For Utilitarianism Harming The Innocent The “Rawlsian” Alternative And The Moral Point Of View Trivial Acts Supererogatory Acts Common Response: Problems Rest Not With Utilitarianism, But With Our Common Attitudes “OutSmarting” The Critics...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course PHIL 10100 taught by Professor David during the Fall '08 term at Notre Dame.

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