What is most significant to you about a consequentialist approach to ethics and why? Refer to actual quotes and page numbers in your reading.
After watching the instructor video with case study on “lifeboats” and “deserted island living,” share a very brief example of your own “lifeboat” or “deserted island” and what decision you had to make that left you in a dilemma.
Explain what drawbacks there could be to a consequentialist/outcomes approach to ethics and share a personal experience of a time when you faced a drawback using an outcomes-based decision-making framework.
Abumere, F. A. (2019). “Utilitarianism”. In G. Matthews (Ed.), Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics (pp. 45-52) (Website) (PDF ) https://press.rebus.community/intro-to-phil-ethics/chapter/utilitarianism/
Asia’s Kidney Black Market | 101 East- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6yRKosE2MI
Lifeboat ethics: Would you sacrifice one life to save many? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcKg7a3lNzw
PHILOSOPHY – Ethics: Utilitarianism, Part 3 [HD] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoCuVa9UeR4
PHILOSOPHY – Ethics: Utilitarianism, Part 2 [HD] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGDk23Q0S9E
PHILOSOPHY – Ethics: Utilitarianism, Part 1 [HD] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvmz5E75ZIA