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The installation of a moral system is vital in every society Yet every moral system must deal with the major conflicting general moral issues Consequentialism versus Non-consequentialism Self versus Other-Interestedness Act Utilitarianism versus Rule Utilitarianism and Emotion versus reason When all four areas are combined and examined there are conflicting views that must be resolved First of all there is the issue of Consequentialism and Non-consequentialism Consequentialism is best described by utilitarianism where decisions are based on the consequences of the outcome of the decision made On the other hand non-consequentialism is best described as an ethical theory that is based not on the consequences of the action but on some higher moral standard that is placed upon them Examples of non-consequentialism are Kants Duty Ethics and Divine Command Theory The conflict between the two is whether to do what is best according to the outcome or follow what one feels as the higher moral standard would require them to adhere to Personally I would resolve this area by choosing the consequentialist belief as my tool for judgement because I feel that people need to think about the consequences of their actions because if they dont then it will cause havoc in the society Thus I feel that consequentialism is the proper solution in this area Secondly there is the conflict between Self versus Other-Interestedness The concept of self is best described as being selfish and only caring about oneself without worrying about what might happen to others While the concept of other-interestedness is basically putting the needs of everyone else over your own this is similar to utilitarianism The big conflict is that most people are going to choose themselves first but if this were a perfect society the people would worry about everyone first If people would think about it then they figure it out that they are included in everyone Therefore in this area I would solve the problem by choosing the
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