First listen to this 3 min audio clip http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1130316
In a Word document, write a short essay based on the questions below.
•How do the scenario with the teenagers and the scenario with the truck driver show an adherence to Machiavellian or utilitarian theory?
•Do you believe Jon Ronson's actions are justified in each story? Why or why not?
•Did he use elements of rational thought and logic when making those decisions? What evidence supports your answer?
•At the end of the second story, Ronson says he feels "terribly guilty." Does that sentiment fit into utilitarianism? Why or why not?
•What are some major criticisms of utilitarianism? After listening to the clip, do you believe these criticisms are justified?
Writing Requirements •Your essay must be three pages