Thursday, July 22, 2010

Moral philosophy quiz answers (10)

10. LIBERTY Would it be ideal to maximize pleasure for all people even at the cost of liberty for some?
    a) Yes
    b) No, we need liberty
   c) No, maximization of pleasure for all people has nothing to do with morality.
   d) Doesn't matter/Dislike all answer choices
      What priority do you place on your selection above? High    Medium    Low
This is utilitarianism again.  It's a hot political issue right now but I won't go into that other than to say that utilitarianism is a bankrupt position and so is any politics derived from it. 

The people who push utilitarian ideas aren't evil but they are wrong and their policies will fail, although it can take an awful long time and do a lot of hurt before they do.

1 comment:

  1. I think I chose b) but I also agree with c), both with High priority. Its poorly phrased because neither b) nor c) preclude the other, only a).