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The Rejection Of Consequentialism: A Philosophical Investigation Of The Considerations Underlying Rival Moral Conceptions
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The Rejection Of Consequentialism: A Philosophical Investigation Of The Considerations Underlying Rival Moral Conceptions

In contemporary philosophy, substantive moral theories are typically classified as either consequentialist or deontological


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  • The Rejection Of Consequentialism: A Philosophical Investigation Of The Considerations Underlying Rival Moral Conceptions available on March 25 2017 from Indigo for 50.5
  • ISBN bar code 9780198235118 ξ2 registered March 25 2017
  • ISBN bar code 9780198235118 ξ1 registered March 01 2015
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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.


References
    ^ The Rejection of Consequentialism : A Philosophical Investigation of the Considerations Underlying Rival Moral Conceptions by Samuel Scheffler (1994, Paperback, Revised, Reprint) (revised Mar 2015)
    ^ The Rejection Of Consequentialism: A Philosophical Investigation Of The Considerations Underlying Rival Moral Conceptions Indigo. (revised Mar 2017)

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