Utilitarianism (Bentham) v Deontology (Kant) Rap Battle
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Con is rapping for deontology, while Pro is rapping for Utilitarianism.
Personal slights against philosophers themselves are allowed but not preferred over ideological rap.
20 lines are allowed.
First round is acceptance only. Everything else is fair game.
Your request can be done. Voters, please treat this as Kant vs. Mill, with Con rapping as Kant.
This is going to be more philosophy oriented. Personal cheap-shots are okay, but an excess of them should be seen as bad conduct.
Basically, use good judgement.
Utillity is hypocritical;
It wants the best for all humans while ignoring the individual
How can good for humans be good,
If individual blood is like Mike Brown in the Hood?
Your arguments for utility are made in futility
They try to make what's right (Pause) into computability
That's a fool gambit, and you know I'll slam it
Just like all the minorities you be shammin'
Public plannin, gone astray, Default to Morality,
And do it the right way!
Hitler was a utilitarian,
Giving only Whites basic human Rights
That's sickening, a blot on human history.
Six millions jews murdered for no Reason,
But according to you, we should all be breathin easy 'cause the Majority is what the Nazi's were pleasing.
All this pleasure stuff is merely subjective,
Totally subservient to ones own perspective.
You can't be impartial, it's like a court martial,
I've figured out the Whole while you're scraping at the partial.
Welcome to utility
Let me show you why I'm the better philosophy
All your categorical imperatives point to me.
Lying destroys trust and happiness
As does stealing, war and malice.
All values in all their masses
Still point towards my happiness.
"Try to make what's right into computability?"
Utilitarianism has malleability.
Your laying programmed laws universally
For every single possibility.
You think people aren't a means to an end
Yet you treat them as systems my friend
And despite this you still defend
The following structure to its end.
A strict uncaring system to apply
No complexity , all black and white
So tell me you"re a truer system then I
Oh wait, I forgot, you can't lie.
Deontology is objective, values depending on Reason,
Utility is subjective, goals changing with the season.
Listen Mill, you can't fit the bill,
The best goal for util is the popping of the pill
Where's the humanity in that?
Making humans into nothing more than a monkey or a rat.
Practicality is not a valid intention,
Take a look at my Critique, and call your Pimp Daddy Bentham
The bottom line of morality is respect,
Without it, your motives are amoral at best
Now let's take a look at the Util Monster,
Because your math just doesn't fit the roster
If one person likes money more than anyone else
We need to give it to him, damn societal help!
That's out of wack, it goes against reason,
I guess times are changing, and Tyrannies the season
No human respect, no rational worth
Why should I care about your happiness if you're like the soil of the Earth?
The bottom line, utils ends are only good,
If we use the moral Engines that are under our hood.
There are always problems under universal law.
Hiding refugees in the Second World War
You'd still be honest to persecutors at the door.
So when you're two categorical imperatives collide
Say the duty to protect and the duty not to lie
Then tell me Kant how do you decide?
The lesser of two evils is just consequentialism in disguise.
Of course we should give money to those in need
But there is less happiness to be had furthering human greed.
That argument you will need to concede
Unless you are still being disagreed.
The pursuit of happiness is in the declaration
You're treating morality like an equation.
You're arguing you're protecting against manipulation
but your hard set laws are just dehumanization.
I'm bringing joy to humanity
You're just bringing immorality.
You see the problems with deontology
Start living in reality.
In your moral dillemma, there's something amiss
If Hitler was Kantian, it wouldn't exist
Six million killed, not because of truth
But because of utility being uncouth!
The duty to protect can only apply
When my ethics have been violated, and that's no lie
Murder, rape, malice, and greed
Are a result of violating the deontology creed
You haven't addressed the fact that more means less,
Util monster means societal mess
Just look at the depressed
Should we just give them nothing because they're always distressed?
The pursuit of happiness is good, I agree
But Util interferes if it means more glee
And because it is subjective, there can be no corrective
Christians and Roman Lions put this in perspective.
You don't care about happiness, you care about instinct
Feed a dog or a rat, treat humans like mincemeat
And although I know that you don't see this as imperitive
I refuse to lose and let the Tyrant frame the narrative.
I find your dogmatism rather sickly.
Saying no evil exists with your system is risky
So let me finish this, quickly.
A single rule can't apply in every situation,
It's going to cause pain at some occasion.
Hitler existed, let's not be mistaken.
Your circular logic might need more persuasion.
Promoting happiness, that is my slogan.
Betterment for all not just a few chosen.
John Stuart is going to Mill up your straw man.
And let me point out the contradiction when you began;
Your basis was that consequences are irrelevant.
But your universal law requires we experiment
To observe the continuing action's development.
Your theory defeats its own prerequisite.
Despite your complexity your argument is weak,
Based incorrectly despite your technique,
And now it is time to admit defeat.
Your pure reason just met my critique.
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