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Bentham Utilitarianism

> Nature has placed man under two sovereign masters, pleasure and pain, they decide what we do

> the greatest happiness for the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation


Mill Utilitarianism

> It is better to be a human disatisfied than a pig sattisfied, to be Socrates disatisifed than a fool satisfied

> people tend to pursue bodily pleasures, pursue sensual indulgences to the injury of health


Trotsky Utilitarianism

The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end


Kant Utilitarianism

Settle, for sure and universally, what conduct will premote happiness of a rational being


Singer Utilitarianism

Do what is best that will have the best consequence for all


Mary Warnock Euthanasia

those with loss of dignity should be respected


Bible Euthanasia

death is better than a miserable life and eternal rest than chronic sickness


Camus Euthanasia

pain relief at childbirth but none at death, both decisions are to do with life and death and the individuals choice


Professor Hans King Euthanasia

contraception is widley accepted in the Catholic Laity, so too should VE


Annie Lindsell Euthanasia

saying people are forced into VE is like saying making love is rape


Fletcher Euthanasia

people in a vegitative state are not people


Mother Teresa Abortion

the greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her child, what is left, for me to kill you and you too kill me


Tony Blair Abortion

as much as i dislike the idea of abortion, you should not crimalise a woman, who in a difficult circumstance, makes that choice


Margret Sanger Abortion

no woman can call herself free who does not have control over her body


Judith Jarvis Thomson Abortion

> violinist
> Burglar
> women have less right if no contraception is used


Second vatican Abortion

life must be protected for the moment of conception, abortion and infanticide are of the most abdominable crimes


Church of England Abortion

>although, the feotus is to be specially respected and protected, nonetheless the life of the feotus is not absolutely sacrosanct if it endangers the life of the mother


J Glover Abortion

invisable womb


lesser of two evils Abortion

christians need to face frankly that in an imperfect world the right choice is sometimes the acceptance of the lesser of two evils


Dawkins Situation ethics

perfect in a world of saints, but useless in a world of sinners, those who follow Situation ethics will loose


Hoose Situation ethics

it is never right to go against principle unless there is a proportionate reason to do so


Romans 13:8 Situation ethics

owe no one anything, except love


Bultmann Situation ethics

no ethic other than love thy neighbour in Bible, Jesus didn't teach a system, only love thy neighbour


Bishop Robinson Situation ethics

Assertations about love are in the last analysis assertations about God


Tillich Situation ethics

love is an ontological part of the human condition


Fletcher Situation ethics

> morality depends on situation

> there is no conscience, it is merely a word for our attempts to make a decision creativlry, fittingly and constructively

> there are no rules, absolutely none

> not 'good or 'right', but 'fittingly'


Fletcher on Legalism

with this approach one enters into everyday decision making with a whole apparatus of fabricated rules and regulations


Arguments against euthanasia

> Thou shalt not kill
> God made man in his own image Gensis
> God gave and God take away -Job