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Risks and Benefits: Does the End always Justify the Means

1. In assessing risk to benefit, on what bases do you make the ultimate determinationof how much risk is acceptable and how much benefit is necessary?

2. How do you determine when and under what circumstances deceit is allowable?What is the criteria that must be met?

3. It has been said that the end never justifies the means used to achieve it. Give one example in history where this principle was violated. What do you think went wrong?

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1. In assessing risk to benefit, on what basis do you make the ultimate determination of how much risk is acceptable and how much benefit is necessary?

This question actually relates to a principle called utilitarian ethics. Utilitarian ethics is a view that assesses the moral worth of something based on the value of its contribution to society as a whole. When considering the moral worth of an action, the utilitarian view takes into account how useful that action is to most people, rather than how ethical it is to just one person. Therefore, to answer the above question, in assessing risk to benefit and in deciding how much ...

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Ethical discussions of risk to benefits.

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