Today we looked at two competing philosophies appearing in Civil War: utilitarianism and deontology. Here are the class notes: deontology-consequentialism
Then, we read the-ones-who-walk-away-from-omelas. Post the answers to the following two questions in the comments before Thursday:
1) Explain how this story can be both deontologist and utilitarian. As always, back up your opinions and ideas with quotes from the text.
2) Are you more of a deontologist or a utilitarian? How would your guiding philosophy inform your beliefs about whether or not you would stay in or leave Omelas?