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KYLE AND YOUNG KWON ETHICS. DEBATE APPLICATIONS UTILITARIANISM Greatest good for greatest number Common good?

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1 KYLE AND YOUNG KWON ETHICS

2 DEBATE APPLICATIONS

3 UTILITARIANISM Greatest good for greatest number Common good?

4 ETHICAL? Body counts Is the death of many ethical to save a few? Turrrist example- the world is a violent place and we must be realistic Impotence in the face of disaster- is purity of ones intentions possible or relevant? Just cleans the conscience of the supports of the prior question of morality

5 INEVITABLE If we were to look at the world view through that of our opponents then how would be weigh competing rights claims- this would require a cost benefit analysis that is fundamentally utilitarian

6 SUBJECTIVE The nature of morality and what is a good life is up for debate and based on different preferences- thus universalization is near impossible- value to life is subjective Leads to violence- if we have government imposing their own moral code it has the potential to cause totalitarianism The belief that certain lives are not as valuable justifies state sanctioned violence &feature=endscreen &feature=endscreen

7 RESPONSE TO MORALITY Maximize quality if life- continuing life- extinction is just more important With a crisis of morality is there is always a potential that things will get better- but with threats of extinction there should be no trial and error- incomparable to any other event Future generations Value each life equally this the goal is to save the most possible Absent pragmatism we ignore the consequences of our actions Body counts- make us express to the world that war is violent and the deaths happened

8 THRESHOLD Threshold deontology- be reasonable we should consider moral goodness up to a point

9 GOVERNMENT AS AN ACTOR Would you rather you government make emotional decisions or one based on an objective cost-benefit analysis? The individual may act unwisely but the government has to look our for all its citizens There are always opportunity costs- until demand we actually grapple with the decisions and not burry our heads in the sand


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