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The dimensions of consequentialism : ethics, equality, and risk, Martin Peterson

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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
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Consequentialism (Ethics)
Label
The dimensions of consequentialism : ethics, equality, and risk, Martin Peterson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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: multidimensional deontic logic
Control code
FIEb17313521
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 217 pages
Isbn
9781107033030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)813858538
Label
The dimensions of consequentialism : ethics, equality, and risk, Martin Peterson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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: multidimensional deontic logic
Control code
FIEb17313521
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 217 pages
Isbn
9781107033030
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)813858538

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