Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Paths

2 comments:

Al Young said...

'I don't know if I'd be able to live with myself after killing someone' - there's a line between someone dying in your care and actively killing someone: don't forget that.

I didn't have you pegged for a utilitarian, though. ;]

Shane said...

Yes, there's a line. However, everyone makes mistakes, and we all must pay for them. A mistake is only as bad as the consequences it precipitates. Killing someone by accident could be rationalised as a particuarly bad mistake, but I don't know if rationalising will be very effective for me in that situation.

Perhaps I am a utilitarian, but I prefer to consider myself a humanist. :)