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The Resource The dimensions of consequentialism : ethics, equality, and risk, Martin Peterson, (electronic resource)

The dimensions of consequentialism : ethics, equality, and risk, Martin Peterson, (electronic resource)

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The dimensions of consequentialism : ethics, equality, and risk
Title
The dimensions of consequentialism
Title remainder
ethics, equality, and risk
Statement of responsibility
Martin Peterson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Consequentialism, one of the major theories of normative ethics, maintains that the moral rightness of an act is determined solely by the act's consequences. The traditional form of consequentialism is one-dimensional, in that the rightness of an act is a function of a single moral aspect, such as the sum total of wellbeing it produces. In this book Martin Peterson introduces a new type of consequentialist theory: multidimensional consequentialism. According to this theory, an act's moral rightness depends on several separate dimensions, including individual wellbeing, equality and risk. Peterson's novel approach shows that moral views about equality and risk that were previously thought to be mutually incompatible can be rendered compatible, and his precise theoretical discussion helps the reader to understand better the distinction between consequentialist and non-consequentialist theories. His book will interest a wide range of readers in ethics"--
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1975-
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Peterson, Martin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Consequentialism (Ethics)
Label
The dimensions of consequentialism : ethics, equality, and risk, Martin Peterson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139519243
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Publication
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Degrees of rightness -- 3. First dimension: persons -- 4. Second dimension: equality -- 5. Third dimension: risk -- 6. Multidimensional decision making -- 7. The best one-dimensional theory -- 8. The limits of consequentialism -- Appendix: multi-dimensional deontic logic
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CR9781139519243
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139519243
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842919784
Label
The dimensions of consequentialism : ethics, equality, and risk, Martin Peterson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139519243
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Degrees of rightness -- 3. First dimension: persons -- 4. Second dimension: equality -- 5. Third dimension: risk -- 6. Multidimensional decision making -- 7. The best one-dimensional theory -- 8. The limits of consequentialism -- Appendix: multi-dimensional deontic logic
Control code
CR9781139519243
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139519243
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842919784

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