Utilitarianism In Lying

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When a friend constantly tells me, I look “gorgeous and you’re not fat”. However, in reality, I am self-conscious and I gained a lot of weight. This is a lie, the reason she tells me this is because she wants to help boost my confidence and not hurt my feelings. She knows that I am self-conscious about my appearance. Nevertheless, hearing it constantly doesn’t help me, but makes me feel more self-conscious of my body and hurts my emotions. She makes me feel sad and my emotions makes me wonder, am I really that fat? The lie of me being beautiful and me not gaining weight. I no longer have that much trust in her. A utilitarianism is someone who believes that the action should be done by morality. The ultimate aim is pleasure over pain. A utilitarian …show more content…
When my friend lied to me regarding my weight and appearance, she hurt my feelings. When telling this lie it makes me feel more self-conscious of my body and led me to wear baggier clothes to hide myself. She knows I am self-conscious of my appearance; she would encourage me to believe that I have loss weight but I haven’t. The consequences of this action to a utilitarian would be morally good if it helps someone or a lot of people happy but if not then it is morally wrong even though her intentions was good. Her lie led me to believe that if she can lie about this, I wonder what else can she lie about, regarding …show more content…
The action can be determined by the person’s motive. If the person acts of good will and from duty, their motives were good is their intentions. According to Kant, lying does not accord with the duty and therefore would not be morally worthy. That the person’s motive is to simply follow their duty and not indulge in themselves. Kant believed lying was always wrong. A Kantian would find the act of lying despite an agent’s motive. According to Kant, “A good will is good not because if what it performs or effects, not by its aptness for the attainment of some proposed end, but simply by virtue of the volition; that is, it is good in itself” (Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals 1785. Pg. 2). If you have the reason to do something good, then whether the consequence is good or bad you had good intentions in the

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