On Cheating

There are hedonic utilitarians who think there is nothing morally wrong with an act if no one is hurt by it. If two such hedonic utilitarians were married, they couldn’t really object to each other cheating as long as thorough measures had been taken to prevent the cheated-on spouse from finding out. So, if one of these hedonic utilitarians *did* find out the other was cheating, their complaint would have to be something like “How dare you be so clumsy in your cheating” or “How dare you do an act that would hurt me with a low probability,” rather than “How dare you secretly cheat on me.” This is weird.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Sam and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to On Cheating

  1. Mike Powers says:

    hehehe. That does sound rather amusing. They aren’t mad that you cheated, they’re mad that you did it so clumsily! Sort of a Shonda Rhimes plotline.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s