Liberal utilitarianism and applied ethics

Matti Häyry

Liberal Utilitarianism and Applied Ethics explores the foundations of early utilitarianism and, at the same time, the theoretical bases of social ethics and policy in modern Western welfare states. Matti Hayry sees the main reason for utilitarianism's growing disrepute among moral philosophers is that its principles cannot legitimately be extended to situations where the basic needs of the individuals involved are in conflict. He is able to formulate a solution to this fundamental problem by arguing convincingly that by combining a limited version of liberal utilitarianism and the methods of applied ethics, we are able to define our moral duties and rights. Liberal Utilitarianism and Applied Ethics will appeal to students and teachers of philosophy who are interested in the doctrine of utilitarianism or in ethical decison-making.

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  • Preface Introduction 1. Utilitarianism and the British Tradition 2. The Development of Modern Utilitarianism 3. From Classical to Liberal Utilitarianism 4. Ethical Theory and Practice Summary and Conclusions Notes Further Readings Bibliography Index

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書名 Liberal utilitarianism and applied ethics
著作者等 Häyry, Matti
Hayry Matti
シリーズ名 Social ethics and policy series
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 1994
ページ数 xi, 205 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0415077850
NCID BA23930005
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス