Questions of Formulation

Brad Hooker

in Ideal Code, Real World

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780199256570
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597701 | DOI:
 Questions of Formulation

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Argues that rule‐consequentialism should be formulated in terms of expected value rather than in terms of actual consequences. Also, argues that the theory should be formulated in terms of acceptance value (including the various costs incurred in getting the code internalized) and not merely in terms of the value of compliance with the code. Rule‐consequentialism can be formulated so that its rules must be suitable as a public code, and must be universal as opposed to relative.

Keywords: acceptance value; compliance; expected value; internalization; public code; relativism; rule‐consequentialism

Chapter.  8487 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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