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The importance of human life is really relative to the person is evaluating it It differs from person to person To me I value life dearly because everything which has happened to me is pleasant so far But to some other people it may not have been such an enjoyable experience And in some cases people change their view of human life as incidents happen which affects the way they evaluate the importance of their lives Such as people who experienced near-death or people who attained freedom after long periods of hardship and torture These people would definitely view their lives and those who went through the same experiences in a different light If we were to analyze Utilitarianism closely we would realize that they do not put any values on human life In the Utilitarian point of view every human life is worth the same No matter what the status of the entity Even if he were a president or a teacher or a janitor or a beggar everyone would be considered as one unit of human being What Utilitarianism is all about is consequences How an action results in a consequence If the consequence of an action is something good then we gain positive utility and negative utility otherwise Therefore Utilitarians justify their actions by calculating the utility they derive from the consequences of their action Even in Utilitarianism we could categorize them into mainly two parts Benthams just emphasizes on treating the utility gained or lost as a unit by itself Whereas Mills insists that even when judging an action only by the reviewing the consequences we have to consider the magnitude of utility gained or lost by doing the action Which is somewhat closer to the real life scenario Therefore there are many ways to look at whether or not to carry out an action using the Utilitarian view Here we analyze a scenario where the US embassy
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