Re: Utilitarian Contradiction ?

Ian Goddard (
Mon, 25 May 1998 13:59:34 -0400

At 08:54 AM 5/25/98 -0400, Daniel Fabulich wrote:

> IAN: If we say there is "no possible way to construe
> utilitarianism as a 'me first' principle," we say
> the sets of "me first" (M) and utilitarianism (U)
> are disjoint, such that the intersection (^) of
> M and U is the null set(/), ergo: M ^ U = (/).
>You have incorrectly stated the nature of my statement.

IAN: I don't believe I did, but if so, sorry.

>Indeed, while deontology
>and consequentialism may sometimes agree on the same moral actions, they
>are two VERY distinct moral theories; there is no way you could construe
>one to be the other, despite the fact that they do have some overlap.

IAN: OK, but that introduces concpets not stated
previously. So which, "me first" or "ulilitarianism,"
are you saying is deontological and which consequential?


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