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...e’s choice as being right if he chooses not to take on the job. Not only does this helps his personal integrity but it can also stop some kind of breakthrough weapons from being created.
One of the objections Harwood discusses is that utilitarianism is overly demanding. It appears that utilitarianism appears to demand an extreme amount of self sacrifice from everyone. He suggests that “must we really sell all of our nonessential material goods and give the money to worthy charitable causes?” (Harwood, 180) He also states that utilitarianism scarcely requires us to attempt the impossible, since that would be futile and would fail to maximize expected satisfaction. Every moral principle seems to require extreme actions under some scenario or other. So the objection that utilitarianism sometimes leads to extreme self sacrifice or extreme acts is inconclusive.
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