Moral Philosophy (Fall 2007) - Paper 2

The second paper is due the Thursday (11/29) after Thanksgiving.

The paper should be no more than 1,200 words (roughly 4 pages, Arial font, 12 point, double spaces, 1 inch margins).

For the paper, please evaluate a work of fiction (a movie, story, or novel) as an objection to Utilitarianism. You'll have to explain what Utilitarianism is, discuss the fiction, explain how it could be used as an example in an argument against Utilitarianism, and explain how a defender of Utilitarianism could respond.

Note: You cannot write on "The Lottery".

Remember, clarity is extremely important. I don't want to have to read any sentence twice.