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The Reworking of Utilitarianism

J. B. Schneewind

in Sidgwick's Ethics and Victorian Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198249313
eISBN:
9780191598357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198249314.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

An appeal to moral rules, which is far from being a reverence to common-sense maxims, may refute two serious criticisms of the utilitarian view — that we cannot actually use the utilitarian principle ... More


Morality and Maximization

Robert B. Louden

in Morality and Moral Theory: A Reappraisal and Reaffirmation

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195072921
eISBN:
9780199852925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072921.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter addresses the issue posed by other writers about the maximization of morality. The issue is whether there is a limit to the amount or degree of morality that we can stand. This chapter ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Introduction

H. L. A. Hart

in Essays on Bentham: Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254683
eISBN:
9780191681509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254683.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter provides an overview of the other chapters which are on various aspects of Bentham's political thought and jurisprudence. Bentham wrote on almost every conceivable subject to which the ... More


The Joy of Philosophy

Claire Colebrook

in Deleuze and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623419
eISBN:
9780748652389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623419.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter investigates the sociability of philosophical thinking. It argues that the singularity of perception is what brings us into connection with the inhuman, and that this is what opens the ... More


The Pursuit of Happiness

Albert Borgmann

in Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226066349
eISBN:
9780226066356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066356.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter begins with a discussion of the notion of utilitarianism and how it turned into an affirmative, tolerant, and seemingly democratic social philosophy that appeared to take the pursuit of ... More


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