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The demands of consequentialism

Author: Tim Mulgan
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Demands of Consequentialism develops a new consequentialist theory, designed to be intuitively appealing, theoretically sound, and only moderately demanding. Moral choices are first divided into distinct realms, primarily on the basis of their impact on the well-being of others. Each realm has its own characteristic features, and different moral realms are governed by different moral principles. The resulting  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Mulgan
ISBN: 0198250932 9780198250937
OCLC Number: 47056330
Notes: Author is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Auckland, N.Z.
Description: 313 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Simple Consequentialism. 1. Introduction. 2. Options for Consequentialism --
Pt. 2. Collective Consequentialism. 3. Rule Consequentialism. 4. Other Forms of Collective Consequentialism --
Pt. 3. Individual Consequentialism. 5. Sub-Maximizing Consequentialism. 6. Hybrid Moral Theories --
Pt. 4. Combined Consequentialism. 7. Two Moral Realms. 8. The Morality of Reciprocity. 9. The Morality of Necessity. 10. The New Theory.
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This volume develops a new consequentialist theory, designed to be intuitively appealing, theoretically sound, and only moderately demanding. Moral choices are first divided into distinct realms,  Read more...

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Tim Mulgan's fine book is a powerful and impressive attempt to find a version of consequentialism that deals adequately with the Demandingness Objection. It will surely become a standard work of Read more...

 
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