Group Oughts

John F. Horty

in Agency and Deontic Logic

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780195134612
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833269 | DOI:
Group Oughts

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The notion of what an agent ought to do is generalized to yield a notion of what groups of agents ought to do. Relations among the obligations governing groups and subgroups are explored, as well as the connections among different species of individual act utilitarianism, group act utilitarianism, and rule (or cooperative) utilitarianism.

Keywords: act utilitarianism; cooperative utilitarianism; group act utilitarianism; group obligation; rule utilitarianism

Chapter.  10378 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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