Thursday, November 1, 2012

QUOTATION: Utiliarianism

In the utilitarian view that dominates our age, the principle that human life is an end in itself, not a means to an end, is always subject to a calculation that would justify harm to another, if we deem it to produce enough of a benefit to ourselves. Every human life is thus vulnerable to being on the losing side of the utilitarian’s cost/benefit analysis.

--Cardinal Timothy Dolan