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Utilitarianism and Co-operation

Donald H. Regan

Published in print July 1980 | ISBN: 9780198246091
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680922 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246091.001.0001
Utilitarianism and Co-operation

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This book identifies and defines the features of traditional utilitarian theories which account for their appeal, demonstrates that no theory which is ‘exclusively act-oriented’ can have all the properties that utilitarians attempted to build into their theories, and develops a new theory: ‘co-operative utilitarianism’.

Keywords: utilitarian theories; act-oriented; utilitarians; co-operative utilitarianism; theory

Book.  296 pages. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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Introduction in Utilitarianism and Co-operation

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The Inadequacy of Act-Utilitarianism in Utilitarianism and Co-operation

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A Partial Defence of Act-Utilitarianism in Utilitarianism and Co-operation

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Rule-Utilitarianism in Utilitarianism and Co-operation

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Utilitarian Generalization in Utilitarianism and Co-operation

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Co-operative Utilitarianism Introduced in Utilitarianism and Co-operation

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The Theory of Co-operative Utilitarianism in Utilitarianism and Co-operation

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