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Utilitarianism and Truthfulness <sup>1</sup>

David Lewis

in Philosophical Papers Volume II

Published in print June 1987 | ISBN: 9780195036466
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833399 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195036468.003.0013
                      Utilitarianism and Truthfulness                                                     1

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Considers a Prisoners’ dilemma–type scenario, which aims to show the “disutility of utilitarianism.” The scenario is dealt with by showing that one can avail oneself of an independent premise of truthfulness in such cases.

Keywords: Hodgson; Prisoners’ dilemma; truthfulness; utilitarianism

Chapter.  1104 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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