Let us say that I am driving a car, look for a short second at my phone as I've done multiple times before, and then BAM, I ram my car into a pedestrian. Blood, horror, brains, murder.
If you are an utilitarian, do you view my choices during this event [choice 1: drive a car, choice 2: look at my phone for a second] to be equally as bad as a person who killed the pedestrian with full intent?
If true, then this seems to be an open and shut case - utilitarianism, at least in the simple "only consequences matter"-version, makes no sense. If not true, please point out why not. Thanks.