A child is drowning in the lake, case study help

Anonymous
timer Asked: May 16th, 2016
account_balance_wallet $50

Question Description

(A) A child is drowning in the lake. A stranger jumps in to save the child. He succeeds in saving the child—but the reason that he jumped in was not to save the child, but rather to be seen as heroic to his girlfriend, who was hanging out with him by the lake. 

(B) A child is drowning in the lake. A stranger jumps in to save the child. But he's not as good a swimmer as he had thought. The child drowns and he nearly drowns himself. While he jumped in with the intent of saving the child, he fails to do so, and instead makes himself sick for a week to come. And his girlfriend dumps him jk.

The first case seems to have the right consequences, but the wrong moral intent. The second case has the right intent, but a poor outcome.

Answer the following questions:

(1) Which case - A or B - would the utilitarians say involved a moral act? Which would Kant say was moral? Explain.

(2) Which act do you think was moral - A, B, both, or neither? Justify your answer using a logical argument.


Tutor Answer

pittwins
School: Cornell University

flag Report DMCA
Review

Anonymous
Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

Similar Questions
Hot Questions
Related Tags
Study Guides

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors