POLI 231 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Ivan Kalyayev, Consequentialism, Deontological Ethics

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He chooses not to because he believes dying will truly wash his hands of blood. Actions make the person: killing transforms the human psyche, the psychological result is not a good consequence, hence, there is a limit, kaliayev also makes comment on how actions affect the character of a person. Poli 231: actions have unintended and unforeseeable results the uncertainty about whether the means is the right one to take the uncertainty about whether the set of morality we have is actually correct. [recall how jessica tells hugo that he would have a different set of morals if he met hoederer first; recall. Socrates and how he insists that if he can be made to examine his life, then that is a good consequence] Fallibility about morality: morality is not always certain, we are socialized into a set of norms and morals. Right action: do something without losing something else of importance/significance.

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