The Rejection of Consequentialism
🛑 Genre :_Philosophy⏱ Release Date :_1994

Description : In contemporary philosophy, substantive moral theories are typically classified as either consequentialist or deontological. Standard consequentialist theories insist, roughly, that agents must always act so as to produce the best available outcomes overall. Standard deontological theories, by contrast, maintain that there are some circumstances where one is permitted but not required to produce the best overall results, and still other circumstances in which one is positively forbiddento do so. Classical utilitarianism is the most familiar consequentialist view, but it is widely regarded as an inadequate account of morality. Although Professor Scheffler agrees with this assessment, he also believes that consequentialism seems initially plausible, and that there is a persistent air of paradox surrounding typical deontological views. In this book, therefore, he undertakes to reconsider the rejection of consequentialism. He argues that it is possible to provide a rationale for the view that agents need not always produce the best possible overall outcomes, and this motivates one departure from consequentialism; but he shows that it is surprisingly difficult to provide a satisfactory rationale for the view that there are times when agents must not produce the best possible overall outcomes. He goes on to argue for a hitherto neglected type of moral conception, according to which agents are always permitted, but not always required, to produce the best outcomes. "The Rejection of Consequentialism" written by Samuel Scheffler with ISBN_13 9780198235118 and ISBN_10 0198235119 with total page sheets [-196-]. Category 'Philosophy' with reference number svRmyP6ZaToC published Oxford University Press |1994|."


Author

-Samuel Scheffler-

ISBN_13

-9780198235118-

ISBN_10

-0198235119-

Pages

-196-

ID Number

-svRmyP6ZaToC-


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The Rejection of Consequentialism
🛑 Genre :_Philosophy⏱ Release Date :_1994-08-11

Description : In contemporary philosophy, substantive moral theories are typically classified as either consequentialist or deontological. Standard consequentialist theories insist, roughly, that agents must always act so as to produce the best available outcomes overall. Standard deontological theories, by contrast, maintain that there are some circumstances where one is permitted but not required to produce the best overall results, and still other circumstances in which one is positively forbidden to do so. Classical utilitarianism is the most familiar consequentialist view, but it is widely regarded as an inadequate account of morality. Although Professor Scheffler agrees with this assessment, he also believes that consequentialism seems initially plausible, and that there is a persistent air of paradox surrounding typical deontological views. In this book, therefore, he undertakes to reconsider the rejection of consequentialism. He argues that it is possible to provide a rationale for the view that agents need not always produce the best possible overall outcomes, and this motivates one departure from consequentialism; but he shows that it is surprisingly difficult to provide a satisfactory rationale for the view that there are times when agents must not produce the best possible overall outcomes. He goes on to argue for a hitherto neglected type of moral conception, according to which agents are always permitted, but not always required, to produce the best outcomes. "The Rejection of Consequentialism" written by Samuel Scheffler with ISBN_13 9780191040160 and ISBN_10 0191040169 with total page sheets [-233-]. Category 'Philosophy' with reference number RCWQDwAAQBAJ published Oxford University Press |1994-08-11|."


Author

-Samuel Scheffler-

ISBN_13

-9780191040160-

ISBN_10

-0191040169-

Pages

-233-

ID Number

-RCWQDwAAQBAJ-


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Consequentialism and Its Critics
🛑 Genre :_Philosophy⏱ Release Date :_1988

Description : The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader. The editor of each volume contributes an introductory essay on the items appended as a guide to further reading. "Consequentialism and Its Critics" written by Samuel Scheffler with ISBN_13 9780198750734 and ISBN_10 0198750730 with total page sheets [-294-]. Category 'Philosophy' with reference number QTucAQAAQBAJ published Oxford University Press on Demand |1988|."


Author

-Samuel Scheffler-

ISBN_13

-9780198750734-

ISBN_10

-0198750730-

Pages

-294-

ID Number

-QTucAQAAQBAJ-


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A Philosophical Investigation
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2020-05-14

Description : London, 2013, and the city is battling an epidemic of serial killings - even with the widespread government use of DNA detection, brain-imaging, and the 'punitive coma'. Detective Isadora 'Jake' Jacowicz is hunting a murderer, code-named 'Wittgenstein,' who has taken it upon himself to eliminate anyone who has tested positive for a tendency towards violent behaviour - even if they've never committed a crime. His intellectual brilliance is matched only by his homicidal madness. "A Philosophical Investigation" written by Philip Kerr with ISBN_13 9781529404180 and ISBN_10 1529404185 with total page sheets [-480-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number yj2pDwAAQBAJ published Hachette UK |2020-05-14|."


Author

-Philip Kerr-

ISBN_13

-9781529404180-

ISBN_10

-1529404185-

Pages

-480-

ID Number

-yj2pDwAAQBAJ-


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Rossian Ethics
🛑 Genre :_⏱ Release Date :_2019

Description : W.D. Ross (1877-1971) was the most important opponent of utilitarianism and consequentialism in British moral philosophy between 1861 and 1939. In Rossian Ethics, David Phillips offers the first monograph devoted exclusively to Ross's seminal contribution to moral philosophy.The book has two connected aims. The first is to interpret and evaluate Ross's moral theory, focusing on its three key elements: his introduction of the concept of prima facie duty, his limited pluralism about the right, and his limited pluralism about the good. The metaethical and epistemologicalframework within which Ross develops his moral theory is the subject of the fifth and final chapter of the book.The second aim is to articulate a distinctive view intermediate between consequentialism and absolutist deontology, which Phillips calls "classical deontology." According to classical deontology the most fundamental normative principles are principles of prima facie duty, principles which specifygeneral kinds of reasons. Consequentialists are right to think that reasons always derive from goods; ideal utilitarians are right, contra hedonistic utilitarians, to think that there are a small number of distinct kinds of intrinsic goods. But consequentialists are wrong to think that all reasonshave the same weight for all agents. Instead there are a small number of distinct kinds of agent-relative intensifiers: features that increase the importance of certain goods for certain agents. Phillips claims that classical deontology combines the best elements of the moral theories of Ross and ofSidgwick, ultimately arguing that Ross is best interpreted as a classical deontologist. "Rossian Ethics" written by David Phillips with ISBN_13 9780190602185 and ISBN_10 019060218X with total page sheets [-232-]. Category '' with reference number 28ObDwAAQBAJ published no defined |2019|."


Author

-David Phillips-

ISBN_13

-9780190602185-

ISBN_10

-019060218X-

Pages

-232-

ID Number

-28ObDwAAQBAJ-


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Consequentialism
🛑 Genre :_Philosophy⏱ Release Date :_2018-12-14

Description : Consequentialism is a focal point of discussion and a driving force behind important developments in moral philosophy. Recently, the debate has shifted in focus and in style. By seeking to consequentialize rival moral theories, in particular those with agent-relative characteristics, and by framing accounts in terms of reasons rather than in terms of value, an emerging new wave consequentialism has presented - at much higher levels of abstraction - theories which proved extremely flexible and powerful in meeting long-standing and influential objections. This volume of new essays on new wave consequentialism initiates and stimulates novel lines of discussions among proponents and their critics. The contributions explore new directions in new wave consequentialism and present refined conceptual frameworks (in Part I), raise challenging fundamental problems for these frameworks and the new wave's theoretical basis (in Part II), and give a balanced assessment of the new wave's limits and achievements in specific contexts of commonsense moral practice (in Part III). The volume will be of interest to all readers in ethical and moral theory. "Consequentialism" written by Christian Seidel with ISBN_13 9780190270117 and ISBN_10 019027011X with total page sheets [-288-]. Category 'Philosophy' with reference number 6_pyDwAAQBAJ published Oxford Moral Theory |2018-12-14|."


Author

-Christian Seidel-

ISBN_13

-9780190270117-

ISBN_10

-019027011X-

Pages

-288-

ID Number

-6_pyDwAAQBAJ-


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Consequentialism
🛑 Genre :_Philosophy⏱ Release Date :_2011-11-18

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. After a brief historical introduction to the problem, Driver examines utilitarianism, and the arguments of its most famous exponents, John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham, and explains the fundamental questions underlying utilitarian theory: what value is to be specified and how it is to be maximized. Driver also discusses indirect forms of consequentialism, the important theories of motive consequentialism and virtue consequentialism, and explains why the distinction between subjective and objective consequentialism is so important. Including helpful features such as a glossary, chapter summaries, and annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, Consequentialism is ideal for students seeking an authoritative and clearly explained survey of this important problem. "Consequentialism" written by Julia Driver with ISBN_13 9781136514517 and ISBN_10 1136514511 with total page sheets [-192-]. Category 'Philosophy' with reference number LuTFBQAAQBAJ published Routledge |2011-11-18|."


Author

-Julia Driver-

ISBN_13

-9781136514517-

ISBN_10

-1136514511-

Pages

-192-

ID Number

-LuTFBQAAQBAJ-


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The Oxford Handbook of Consequentialism
🛑 Genre :_Consequentialism (Ethics)⏱ Release Date :_2020

Description : "This handbook contains thirty-two previously unpublished contributions to consequentialist ethics by leading scholars, covering what's happening in the field today as well as pointing to new directions for future research. Consequentialism is a rival to such moral theories as deontology, contractualism, and virtue ethics. But it's more than just one rival among many, for every plausible moral theory must concede that the goodness of an act's consequences is something that matters even if it's not the only thing that matters. Thus, all plausible moral theories will accept both that the fact that an act would produce good consequences constitutes a moral reason to perform it and that the better that act's consequences the moral reason there is to perform it. Now, if this is correct, then much of the research concerning consequentialist ethics is important for ethics in general. For instance, one thing that consequentialist researchers have investigated is what sorts of consequences matter: the consequences that some act would have or the consequences that it could have-if, say, the agent were to follow up by performing some subsequent act. And it's reasonable to suppose that the answer to such questions will be relevant for normative ethics regardless of whether the goodness of consequences is the only thing matters (as consequentialists presume) or just one of many things that matter (as non-consequentialists presume)"-- "The Oxford Handbook of Consequentialism" written by Douglas W. Portmore with ISBN_13 9780190905323 and ISBN_10 0190905328 with total page sheets [-680-]. Category 'Consequentialism (Ethics)' with reference number avH6DwAAQBAJ published Oxford University Press, USA |2020|."


Author

-Douglas W. Portmore-

ISBN_13

-9780190905323-

ISBN_10

-0190905328-

Pages

-680-

ID Number

-avH6DwAAQBAJ-


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The Morality of Freedom
🛑 Genre :_Philosophy⏱ Release Date :_1986-06-12

Description : Ranging over central issues of morals and politics, this book discusses the nature of freedom and authority. It examines the role of value-neutrality, rights, equality, and the prevention of harm in the liberal tradition, and relates them to fundamental moral questions such as the relation of values to social forms, the comparability of values, and the significance of personal commitments. "The Morality of Freedom" written by Joseph Raz with ISBN_13 9780191519963 and ISBN_10 0191519960 with total page sheets [-434-]. Category 'Philosophy' with reference number u3FZzAPkf08C published Clarendon Press |1986-06-12|."


Author

-Joseph Raz-

ISBN_13

-9780191519963-

ISBN_10

-0191519960-

Pages

-434-

ID Number

-u3FZzAPkf08C-


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Shades of Goodness
🛑 Genre :_Philosophy⏱ Release Date :_2009-05-14

Description : It is typically thought that the demandingness problem is specifically a problem for consequentialists because of the gradable nature of consequentialist theories. Shades of Goodness argues that most moral theories have a gradable structure and, more significantly, that this is an advantage, rather than a disadvantage, for those theories. "Shades of Goodness" written by R. Lawlor with ISBN_13 9780230239272 and ISBN_10 0230239277 with total page sheets [-245-]. Category 'Philosophy' with reference number wi8WDAAAQBAJ published Springer |2009-05-14|."


Author

-R. Lawlor-

ISBN_13

-9780230239272-

ISBN_10

-0230239277-

Pages

-245-

ID Number

-wi8WDAAAQBAJ-


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Consequentialism and Its Critics
🛑 Genre :_Philosophy⏱ Release Date :_1988

Description : The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader. The editor of each volume contributes an introductory essay on the items appended as a guide to further reading. "Consequentialism and Its Critics" written by Samuel Scheffler with ISBN_13 9780198750734 and ISBN_10 0198750730 with total page sheets [-294-]. Category 'Philosophy' with reference number QTucAQAAQBAJ published Oxford University Press on Demand |1988|."


Author

-Samuel Scheffler-

ISBN_13

-9780198750734-

ISBN_10

-0198750730-

Pages

-294-

ID Number

-QTucAQAAQBAJ-


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Equality and Tradition
🛑 Genre :_Philosophy⏱ Release Date :_2010-07-01

Description : This collection of essays by noted philosopher Samuel Scheffler combines discussion of abstract questions in moral and political theory with attention to the normative dimension of current social and political controversies. In addition to chapters on more abstract issues such as the nature of human valuing, the role of partiality in ethics, and the significance of the distinction between doing and allowing, the volume also includes essays on immigration, terrorism, toleration, political equality, and the normative significance of tradition. Uniting the essays is a shared preoccupation with questions about human value and values. The volume opens with an essay that considers the general question of what it is to value something - as opposed, say, to wanting it, wanting to want it, or thinking that it is valuable. Other essays explore particular values, such as equality, whose meaning and content are contested. Still others consider the tensions that arise, both within and among individuals, in consequence of the diversity of human values. One of the overarching aims of the book is to illuminate the different ways in which liberal political theory attempts to resolve conflicts of both of these kinds. "Equality and Tradition" written by Samuel Scheffler with ISBN_13 0199766398 and ISBN_10 9780199766390 with total page sheets [-352-]. Category 'Philosophy' with reference number wic2b28sTNcC published Oxford University Press |2010-07-01|."


Author

-Samuel Scheffler-

ISBN_13

-0199766398-

ISBN_10

-9780199766390-

Pages

-352-

ID Number

-wic2b28sTNcC-


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