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Do you think Batman should kill the Joker? Should the controller switch the trolley to another track? Are these questions one and the same? Identify the moral implications of such actions, employing both Kantian and utilitarian theories. Reflecting on your own life, describe a real-life scenario where you had to make an ethical decision, choosing between deontological and teleological options. Do you see any connections between Batman’s decisions and your own scenario? What could you learn from Batman’s actions in your life? I personally believe that Batman should kill the Joker. After reading through the module 2 material, I found that I most closely identify with utilitarianism ethics. According to “Ethics Unwrapped”, Utilitarianism holds that the most ethical choice is the one that will produce the greatest good for the greatest number”. I believe that some choices, while difficult, must be made if the outcome can justify the greatest amount of good or even the least amount of bad. This also

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