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Utilitarians reject the existence of absolute moral rules (other than the principle of utility). [Note: An absolute moral rule is one that can never be permissibly broken.] Do you think that there are any absolute moral rules? If so, what are they, and how can their absolute status be defended against the utilitarian view that the ends justifies the means? 2) Utilitarianism claims that my happiness is no more important than yours

  1. Provide an answer that is a minimum of 250 words (but no more than 350 words) for EACH of the following questions:

    1) Utilitarians reject the existence of absolute moral rules (other than the principle of utility). [Note: An absolute moral rule is one that can never be permissibly broken.] Do you think that there are any absolute moral rules? If so, what are they, and how can their absolute status be defended against the utilitarian view that the ends justifies the means?

    2) Utilitarianism claims that my happiness is no more important than yours. This kind of impartiality seems highly appealing. But this also appears to prohibit us from giving ourselves or our family priority over the interests of others. Is this appearance correct? Can utilitarianism allow for the partiality of oneself or one’s family?

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