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Is Rule‐Consequentialism Guilty of Collapse or Incoherence?

Brad Hooker

in Ideal Code, Real World: A Rule-Consequentialist Theory of Morality

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256570
eISBN:
9780191597701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256578.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

According to this chapter's arguments, rule‐consequentialism need not be guilty of either collapse into extensional equivalence with act‐consequentialism or incoherence. The chapter also explains how ... More


: The Singleness of the Categorical Imperative

Henry E. Allison

in Essays on Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay defends Kant's thesis that there is only a single categorical imperative. This needs a defense because in the Groundwork Kant presents a number of formulations of this imperative (the ... More


Decision-making by Entrenched Generalization

FREDERICK SCHAUER

in Playing by the Rules: A Philosophical Examination of Rule-Based Decision-Making in Law and in Life

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258315
eISBN:
9780191681844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258315.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examine the distinction between particularistic and rule-based decision making. It analyses the suboptimality of rules and suggests that this account rejects the arguments about the ... More


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