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Utilitarianism
STRENGHTS
Straightforward and based on a single principle of minimizing pain and maximizing pleasure and
happiness. A system which aims to create a happier life for individuals and groups is attractive,
what both theists/atheists would seek for.
Relates to action which individuals could easily relate to since its based…

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UTILITARIANISM AND RELIGIOUS ETHICS
Christian ethics is more deontological than teleological as exemplified by the 10 Commandments
Natural moral Law differs from U since it uses our own reasons, we can arrive to our moral
knmoeldge, doesn not justify that the endsjustify the means . NML does take a teleological…

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APPLICATION TO MEDICAL DILEMMAS

EMBRYO RESEARCH IVF BRAIN DEATH/LIFE STEM CELLS
SUPPORT MACHINE
Does not accept that human life Spare IVF embryos would be Singer argues that life ends when
has an absolute value, which destroyed, they might as well be your brian dies so life must
should be promoted…

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Embyo reserahc up the the lawful
14 days is allowed by the Human
Fertilisation and Embryology
Authouiryty wouldn not be a
provlem. The early embryo does
not feel pain and so embryo
research can not be measured
using the hedionic calaculus.
However the benefits of ER can
be measured using…

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