It’s all okay, as long as the noble ends, in this case getting and expunging the dastardly criminals that have kidnapped his daughter and saving his daughter, remains the focus.
is so horrible and possibly would continue on his horrific crime spree, so getting him killed is worth it, when you balance out the lives lost while trying to get him versus the grand total number of lives he might have injured or killed had he remained alive. When I was a university professor, one my classes involved making use of a simulation to pretend you were running a business.
I’ll go ahead and provide a quick recap about the major points.
This is all well-documented in many big-time media outlets, and especially in an expose written by John Carreyrou of the Wall Street Journal and later further elaborated in his book entitled “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup.”A Stanford University dropout, Elizabeth Holmes, at the age of 19, started a biotech firm named Theranos, and did so with the stated goal of being able to do a multitude of blood diagnostic tests via the use of a tiny drop or so of blood, using a single finger-prick device to get the blood.
What sometimes happens is that people intending to do bad things will cleverly mask their upcoming bad deeds by wrapping it into a seemingly noble targeted ending.
This generally allows them to get away with the bad things, since others will believe and at times rally in favor of the bad things, due to buying into the noble target ending that will presumably be someday reached.as reportedly written by Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), namely it states “Exitus acta probat,” which loosely translated could be interpreted as to whether the ends essentially prove or justify the means..Indeed, one would assume that Machiavelli would pose it not as a question and instead make it into an assertion, since his writings are about being conniving.Cleverly, one might say, some weeks their team was not even in the top ranking. The end was to perform the best you could in the simulation. These students went even further and pointed out that in real-life, while in industry, there are all kinds of espionage taking place of one company spying on another company.The hack was aimed to get them to the top pole position at the very end, and hopefully not arouse suspicion beforehand. In a sense, they were actually adding a real-world element to the simulation.This made the experience more powerful for everyone involved, they asserted.What happens is that when someone might have an ends that they think is noble, they can become corrupted in the pursuit of that noble end.The grades in the class were greatly determined by how well each team’s businesses made out in the simulation.The higher ranked your business was at the end of the simulation, the higher of a grade that went to your team.The implication of the notion is that you can do any darned untoward thing you want to do, as long as the ends that you are targeting are somehow noble.I’d mildly object to the assumption that the ends being sought are of necessity noble, and it could be that the person arguing in favor of the ends justifying the means will want to convince themselves or us that the end is noble. It could be a charade to make the means seem viable. I will make you into a better person if I beat you silly.