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Applying Utilitarianism to the Environment

Rule utilitarianism ­ quick reminder
o Version one: Actions are moral when they conform to rules that lead to the greatest
good: "the rightness or wrongness of a particular action is a function of the
correctness of the rule of which it is an instance."…

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prefer this not to happen, then detonating a nuclear weapon is morally wrong, according to
Preference Utilitarianism.
Peter Singer: "...We are able to say that the fact that some people are not members of our
race does not entitle us to exploit them. Similarly the fact that some people are…


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