PHLA11H3 Lecture Notes - Felicific Calculus, Consequentialism
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Ethics - Tutorial #1.
1 page assignment
12 pt. font and 1 inch margin
not an essay, so a thesis is not required
ex. outline of assignment
1. what is utilitarianism
2. explain the third objection Mill considers (the "no time to calculate" objection)
3. explain Mill's reply
1. would the utilitarian claim that taking the watch is permissible?
2. what feature of the situation is central to consider?
3. show how the utilitarian would explain their answer
A man visits his incredibly possessive aunt who lives far, far away. For whatever the
reason, the watch-loving man is in his aunt's attic and discovers his dream watch. He
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