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PHIL 110B: Utilitarianism and Integrity - Bernard Williams

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 110B
Professor
Patricia Marino
Semester
Fall

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Utilitarianism and Integrity BERNARD WILLIAMS · ·  Utilitarianism cuts out the consideration which may change how people feel about certain cases o Consideration involving the idea that each of us is specifically responsible for what he does, rather than for what other people do o This is closely connected with the value of integrity o Utilitarianism makes integrity as a value more or less unintelligible/meaningless o Utilitarianism alienates one from one’s moral feelings/identity  a strict utilitarian should give absolutely no weight, in calculations of right and wrong, to feelings o because: if a course of action is utilitarianly preferable, then bad feelings about that kind of action will be irrational (from a utilitarian point of view)  precedent effect?  What one does is not included in the outcome of what one does, while what anoth
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