Evaluation on Famine, Affluence, and Morality

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Philosophy

 

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Frankie C

 

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May 11, 2012

 

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In addition, utilitarianism falls in the category of teleological ethics, which is concerned with the conclusion or the consequences of a particular act, and not the means by which that end result was produced. Using the act of lying as an example, Pojman states, "the act that is right produces the best consequences?the only thing wrong with lying for the teleologist is the bad consequences it produces" (107)...
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It is not the act itself that makes lying bad to the teleologist, but the end result. Normally, t . . . Therefore, this introduces the term "supererogatory" which means "an act which it would be good to do, but not wrong not to do" (235). The theory of utilitarianism suggests that people have a moral obligation to do everything that they can in order to help those in need without making moral sacrifices for themselves...
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