A problem is that such consequentialism would seem to imply that we morally ought not to contribute those resources to charity, although such contributions seem at least permissible.
Critics sometimes charge that the average utility could also be increased by killing the worst off, but this claim is not at all clear, because such killing would put Singer vs regan in danger since, after the worst off are killed, another group becomes the worst off, and then they might be killed next.
All have an interest in avoiding pain, for instance, but relatively few have an interest in cultivating their abilities.
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The Ethics of George W. This move is supposed to make consequentialism self-refuting, according to some opponents. An outstanding jersey with sewn on logo and numbers.
Utility and Rights, Oxford: In April he was temporarily moved to the high-security psychiatric unit Ashworth Hospital in Merseyside after going on hunger strike for a second time. Traditional hedonistic utilitarians who prefer the latter outcome often try to justify egalitarian distributions of goods by appealing to a principle of diminishing marginal utility.
Effective altruism and world poverty[ edit ] Main article: Similar to his argument for abortion rights, Singer argues that newborns lack the essential characteristics of personhood—"rationality, autonomy, and self-consciousness"  —and therefore "killing a newborn baby is never equivalent to killing a person, that is, a being who wants to go on living".
He argues in favour of voluntary euthanasia and some forms of non-voluntary euthanasia, including infanticide in certain instances, but opposes involuntary euthanasia.
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Other forms of arguments have also been invoked on behalf of consequentialism e.() was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium, the 17th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the s decade.
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