Virtue Ethics And Utilitarianism In Dr. Seuss Horton Hears A Who?
Horton Hears a Who illustrates deontology through Horton’s actions to save the Who’s, even though they cannot be seen and despite everyone else’s objections. The Last Supper demonstrates utilitarianism through Mark’s hypothetical of having the chance to kill Hitler before he can do the world any harm. Lastly, South Park’s episode “The List” portrays virtue ethics through Kyle’s realization that one’s character is more important in producing a good outcome rather than one’s popularity or looks. These films are significant because they give their audience a philosophical lesson to learn, instilling values of morality and goodness into