MORAL PROBLEMS - JCC Smart Argument

P people would be happy going against the rule if

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P) People would be happy going against the rule if they knew it and were in a country full of anarchists who always do the opposite of what they are told. P) The rule doesn’t give a reason for an action, but tells us what others will probably do and helps us determine what the rational thing to do is. P) If we are not in a country full of anarchists, but instead extreme Utilitarians, given the rule, they will follow it without question. P) Knowing about the rule helps us determine what others actions will be and allows us to act just the same. P) Rules aren’t logical reasons for doing something but give information for planning actions. C) The rule itself is not a reason for our actions. 1. People would be happy going against the rule if they knew it and were in a country full of anarchists who always do the opposite of what they are told. 2. The rule doesn’t give a reason for an action, but tells us what others will probably do and helps us determine what the rational thing to do is. 3. If we are not in a country full of anarchists, but instead extreme Utilitarians, given the rule, they will follow it without question. 4. Knowing about the rule helps us determine what their actions will be and allows us to act just the same. 5. Rules aren’t logical reasons for doing something but give information for planning actions. 6. Therefore, the rule itself is not a reason for our actions.
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