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Utilitarian Underdetermination

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/10.1093/0195093925.003.0015
Utilitarian Underdetermination

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Utilitarianism is also underdetermined as a theory. It must be stated either in actualist form (where rightness depends on actual consequences) or in some sort of expectabilist terms. But neither choice seems preferable to the other, and this makes it difficult to settle on and defend any particular version of utilitarianism.

Keywords: actualist; expectabilist; underdetermination; utilitarianism

Chapter.  3935 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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