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Dividing Morality

Tim Mulgan

in Future People

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199282203
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603624 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019928220X.003.0011
 						Dividing Morality

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The solution to the problems raised in Chapter 10, is to limit the scope of Rule Consequentialism to one particular subset of moral choices: those belonging to a ‘Realm of Reciprocity’. While the particular division used in this chapter draws heavily on the solution to the Demandingness Objection presented in The Demands of Consequentialism, the principal aim is to defend the general idea of dividing morality into realms and to show how a Rule Consequentialist account of the morality of reproduction might fit into such a division. This chapter should be of interest to anyone who found the accounts offered in Chapters 5-9, but who rejects Rule Consequentialism as a complete moral theory, whether on the basis of Chapter 10 or on other grounds.

Keywords: dividing morality; moral realms; necessity; reciprocity; community; combined Consequentialism

Chapter.  11226 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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