Ethical approaches (Mill and Kant)

  1. What would Mill tell the rescuer to do, in Rescue I and Rescue II, according to his theory of utilitarianism? Be
    clear in explaining Mill’s recommendation, and how he would justify it. In doing so, you must include a
    discussion of the following:
    o The Principle of Utility and how it would specifically apply in this situation—who gets “counted” and how?
  2. What would Kant tell the rescuer to do, in Rescue I and Rescue II, according to his deontological theory? Be
    clear in explaining Kant’s recommendation and how he would justify it. In doing so, you must include a
    discussion of the following:
    The first version of the Categorical Imperative and how it would specifically apply in these two situations
    (hint, you have to say what the maxim would be and what duty would be generated according to it).
    o The second version of the Categorical Imperative and how it would specifically apply in this situation.
  3. Explain one criticism of both Mill and Kant. Afterward, argue for which ethical approach, on your view is
    superior. Be specific and provide reasons for your claim.

Sample Solution

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