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Utilitarianism

Michael Slote

in From Morality to Virtue

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195093926
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833689 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195093925.003.0004
Utilitarianism

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Utilitarianism does best to approach justice, rationality, and various virtues in symmetric and impartialist fashion. A scalar form of utilitarianism that makes only comparative judgments of better and worse may be preferable for abstract theoretical purposes, though not in practice.

Keywords: impartialist; justice; rationality; scalar; symmetric; utilitarianism; virtues

Chapter.  11843 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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