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Consequentialism (Blackwell Readings in Philosophy) by Stephen L. Darwall

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Published by Blackwell Publishing Limited .
Written in English


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Number of Pages312
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Open LibraryOL7610687M
ISBN 100631231072
ISBN 109780631231073

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Book Description Consequentialism is the view that the rightness or wrongness of actions depend solely on their consequences. It is one of the most influential, and controversial, of all ethical theories. In this book, Julia Driver introduces and critically assesses consequentialism in all its forms.   Consequentialism is the view that the rightness or wrongness of actions depend solely on their consequences. It is one of the most influential, and controversial, of all ethical theories. In this book, Julia Driver introduces and critically assesses consequentialism in all its forms. After a brief historical introduction to the problem, Driver examines utilitarianism, and the arguments of its most Book Edition: 1st Edition.   Consequentialism is the view that the rightness or wrongness of actions depend solely on their consequences. It is one of the most influential, and controversial, of all ethical theories. In this book, Julia Driver introduces and critically assesses consequentialism in all its forms/5. Earlier in the book, when the demandingness problem was discussed, the distinction was introduced to show how consequentialists could accommodate intuitions about why we give preference to the ‘near and dear’. In this chapter a more detailed argument will be provided for the objective version of the : Julia Driver.

This volume works to connect issues in environmental ethics with the best work in contemporary normative theory. Environmental issues challenge contemporary ethical theorists to account for topics that traditional ethical theories do not address to any significant extent. This book articulates and evaluates consequentialist responses to that challenge. Contributors provide a thorough and well. Consequentialism is an ethical theory that judges whether or not something is right by what its consequences are. For instance, most people would agree that lying is wrong. But if telling a lie would help save a person’s life, consequentialism says it’s the right thing to do. Two examples of consequentialism are utilitarianism and hedonism. [ ]. Consequentialism, In ethics, the doctrine that actions should be judged right or wrong on the basis of their consequences. The simplest form of consequentialism is classical (or hedonistic) utilitarianism, which asserts that an action is right or wrong according to whether it maximizes the net balance of pleasure over pain in the universe. Consequentialism is the view that the rightness or wrongness of actions depend solely on their consequences. It is one of the most influential, and controversial, of all ethical theories. In this book, Julia Driver introduces and critically assesses consequentialism in all its forms.

The term ‘consequentialism’ refers to a class of moral theories that rank states of affairs from an impersonal standpoint and require agents to produce the best states of affairs they can. Many philosophers have criticized and rejected consequentialist theories, but Scheffler wishes to reconsider the rejection of consequentialism. He begins by discussing two objections to consequentialism.   Consequentialism came into the conversation at my debate with David Smalley (Sunday, August 9). Only a short critique of this theory was possible at that time. I want to express more clearly what this theory is and why it's a terrible option. Consequentialism is a broad term for any ethical system that judges the morality. Derek Parfit described Brad Hooker’s book on rule-consequentialism Ideal Code, Real World as the “best statement and defence, so far, of one of the most important moral theories”. Rule-consequentialism may offer a means to reconcile pure consequentialism with deontological, or rules-based ethics. The simple intuitive idea motivating consequentialism is that a good person makes the world a better place and, ideally, we should all aim to do as much good as possible. Read more.