Utilitarianism Is Wrong To Kill

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A Utilitarian would argue that you should kill the innocent villager because even though you’re killing him you are saving five others who are innocent. In the end, it is better to save five people and kill one than to get five people killed. On the contrary, a deontologist would argue that it is wrong to kill anyone, and that killing one person who is innocent is equally as bad as letting the others get killed. This point of view would allow the killing to be done by the Nazi’s and not someone else, so that person would not have to worry about their morals being affected. In this case I would agree with the Utilitarian’s stance because everyone who has the potential of being killed in this scenario is innocent and it is better to save the
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