“The End Justifies the means “
2.In a Word document, write a short essay based on the
•How do the scenario with the teenagers and the scenario
with the truck driver show an adherence to Machiavellian or utilitarian theory?
•Do you believe Jon Ronson’s actions are justified in each
story? Why or why not?
•Did he use elements of rational thought and logic when
making those decisions? What evidence supports your answer?
•At the end of the second story, Ronson says he feels
“terribly guilty.” Does that sentiment fit into utilitarianism? Why
or why not?
•What are some major criticisms of utilitarianism? After
listening to the clip, do you believe these criticisms are justified?
Writing Requirements •Your essay must be three to four pages
•Your document must be double-spaced using a 12-point font
with 1-inch margins and include your name at the top of the first page.
•Proofread your document to eliminate mechanical and
•For citations, follow APA format.