Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Noise Presentation Abstract 

Eric and Vinny 

In the film Noise the character David  known as the rectifier has a moral dilemma, based on the fact that he believe car alarms are beyond a nuisances but can also be considered assault and battery on all of people in the neighborhood.  The presentation goes over the Utilitarianism view that he is doing the greatest good for the people of New York.  Kant’s categorical imperatives cannot really be applied in this situation for the same reason that Kant believes dogs cannot be considered because they do not have souls.  A contemporary deontological approach is taken by the rectifier, he uses the principle of permissible harm, so that the small amount of damage done is done for the greater good of ridding the city of noise pollution.

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