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Utilitarianism : A Contemporary Statement.

By: Barrow, Robin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Routledge Revivals: Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©1991Description: 1 online resource (204 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781315683560.Subject(s): PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral PhilosophyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Utilitarianism : A Contemporary StatementDDC classification: 144.6 Online resources: Click here to view book
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Title Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- 1 What Lies Ahead? -- 2 What is an Ethical Theory and of What Kind of Proof is it Susceptible? -- 3 What is Utilitarianism? -- 4 What is Happiness? -- 5 Is Utilitarianism Necessarily Conservative? -- 6 Rule- or Act-Utilitarianism? -- 7 Quantity or Quality of Happiness? -- 8 Does the Utilitarian Recognize Other Values Besides Happiness? -- 9 Will the Utilitarian Accept Scapegoats and Will he Perform Acts of Supererogation? -- 10 Does Utilitarianism Offer an Impoverished Conception of Morality? -- Bibliography -- Name Index -- Subject Index.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Original Title Page -- Original Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- 1 What Lies Ahead? -- 2 What is an Ethical Theory and of What Kind of Proof is it Susceptible? -- 3 What is Utilitarianism? -- 4 What is Happiness? -- 5 Is Utilitarianism Necessarily Conservative? -- 6 Rule- or Act-Utilitarianism? -- 7 Quantity or Quality of Happiness? -- 8 Does the Utilitarian Recognize Other Values Besides Happiness? -- 9 Will the Utilitarian Accept Scapegoats and Will he Perform Acts of Supererogation? -- 10 Does Utilitarianism Offer an Impoverished Conception of Morality? -- Bibliography -- Name Index -- Subject Index.

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Barrow attempts to rescue rule utilitarianism from its critics. It is not true that utilitarians think it morally acceptable to sacrifice innocent scapegoats. It is not true that they do not value nonmoral qualities such as beauty, or other principles such as that of keeping promises. And it is not true that the theory is necessarily conservative. Ethics, we are told, has to be interpreted in terms of a conceivable ideal. The utilitarian ideal is the achievement of total and unqualified happiness; for happiness is the only thing good in itself. It and nothing else has the supervenient quality of goodness. But largely because Barrow believes that conceptual analysis is a personal matter at rock bottom, he is content to describe this ideal as a satisfied state of mind. Hence it seems to follow that the utilitarian ideal is the achievement of a total and unqualified satisfied state of mind of all humankind, no matter what may be the cause or causes. Accessible to undergraduates.-M. Kohl, SUNY College at Fredonia

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