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Beyond consequentialism

Author: Paul Hurley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Hurley sets out a radical challenge to consequentialism, the theory which might seem to be the default option in contemporary moral philosophy. There is an unresolved tension within the theory: if consequentialists are right about the content of morality, then morality cannot have the rational authority that even they take it to have.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hurley
ISBN: 0199559309 9780199559305
OCLC Number: 1040292031
Description: viii, 275 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The challenge to consequentialism : a troubling normative triad --
The demandingness objection : too demanding, or not demanding at all? --
Harnessing Williams to sharpen the challenge to consequentialism --
Deflating the challenge of consequentialism --
From impersonality to interpersonality : alternative conceptions of impartiality --
Impartial evaluation and rational authority --
Generalizing to other forms of consequentialism
Responsibility: Paul Hurley.
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Hurley sets out a radical challenge to consequentialism, the theory which might seem to be the default option in contemporary moral philosophy. There is an unresolved tension within the theory: if consequentialists are right about the content of morality, then morality cannot have the rational authority that even they take it to have.

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