Summary: A Critique Of Utilitarianism By Bernard Williams

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After reading, “A Critique of Utilitarianism” by Bernard Williams, answer the following questions: 1. What are Williams’ main objections to utilitarianism? Williams main objections to utilitarianism is that it points out that it may require us to do wrong. He reconciles ethical behavior with our feelings and emotional responses to moral problems. 2. Williams brings two cases that pose difficulties for consequentialists; those who believe in utilitarianism. In the first case, should George take the job with the chemical company? If so, why? If not, why not? I believe the utilitarian would advise to take the job at least until he gets on his feet and perhaps find another job. Taking the job will result in happiness for the greatest number
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