March 25 Lecture Notes
The Coliseum Argument
1. If utilitarianism is true, then the emperor is morally obligated to throw the Christians to
2. The Emperor is not morally obligated to throw the Christians to the Lions.
3. Therefore, utilitarianism is not true.
• Support for Premise 2: a right to life is being broken
• Premise 1 Objection:
o Things have been left off of the Hedonic Utility Chart
o Other Christians being scared in the future
o Family of the Christians