An Ethical Theory Of The Case Of Jean Broke Kant 's ' The Good Will Nature '

722 Words Sep 29th, 2015 3 Pages
Kantianism is an ethical theory that states that along as the action was in the good will nature, it would be deem as ethical. Kant proposed a categorical imperative with two formulations. The first formulation is act base on moral rules that can be universal moral laws. That means if the action is deem as good, everyone could do that action. The second formulation is treating yourself and others as ends, never as treat them as means to an end. The consequences do not matter in Kant’s ethical theory. In the case of Jean, his actions would be deemed unethical base on Kantianism. Jean broke Kant’s Categorical Imperative second formulation by using his network and security system at LM’s Pharmacy to ‘impersonate’ a health care provider as a means to get to his end; giving his nephew, Pierre, medicine.
Act Utilitarianism
Unlike Kant’s theory, Act Utilitarianism focuses on the consequence more than the action. Act Utilitarianism is an ethical theory that states that we judge the consequence of an action to deemed it unethical. We want to “increase the happiness of the affected parties” at the end of a conflict. One flaw of Act Utilitarianism is moral luck. Moral luck is when you can’t predict the consequences. In the case of Jean, some good consequences are that he saved his nephew from dying and he never gets caught for ‘impersonating’ a health care provider. Some bad consequence not just for Jean ,but the people around him too, are his nephew dying because the…

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