"Utilitarianism and Integrity" Discussion Questions

Bernard Williams
  1. Explain why utilitarianism would mandate that George should take the job, whereas Bob should kill an Indian.
  2. According to Williams, what about the two situations in Question 1 does utilitarianism fail to take into account?
  3. Why does Williams think that our own commitments should be given special weight?
  4. Integrity is central to Williams’ criticism of utilitarianism. How does Williams seem to conceive of integrity, and why does this conception of integrity raise issues for the utilitarian?
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