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Watchmen's Ozymandias and the ultimate moral dilemma


First, I have to ask you: have you read Watchmen? Or at least seen the movie? If you haven’t, this is going to spoil the heck out of it; what I’m discussing is tied to the conclusion of the great story. 2,464 more words



In 1864-65, two hundred boats a day coursed this water, delivering supplies for the Union lines around Richmond and Petersburg.  General U.S. Grant presided over it all… 452 more words

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Chookwatcher discovers big words in wikipedia

Consequentialism. Now there’s a big word for you.

Apparently, it’s ‘the doctrine that the morality of an action is to be judged solely by its consequences.’ 438 more words


Individualism: Man's Decline into Moral Relativism

This entry is 1 of 3 essays I had to write for the upper level philosophy course, Christ & Culture, at Concordia University-Ann Arbor that has been revised to fit this blog, a total of approximately 7 pages long.   2,122 more words


Summary: Situation Ethics

Joseph Fletcher’s Situation Ethics

What is Situation Ethics?

  • Circumstantial
    • “Circumstances alter cases.” (Joseph Fletcher)
  • Christian principle of love to guide all moral action
    • Agape: unconditional, all-encompassing love…
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Summary: Mill's Utilitarianism

John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism and the Greatest Happiness Principle

Revisionist Approach to Bentham’s Utilitarianism

  • In response to the criticism’s made of Bentham’s ethical theory
    • Time-consuming …
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Selim Berker

Selim Berker is a Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. He has a A.B. and M.A. in Physics from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  44 more words