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The Inadequacy of Act-Utilitarianism

Donald H. Regan

in Utilitarianism and Co-operation

Published in print July 1980 | ISBN: 9780198246091
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680922 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246091.003.0002
The Inadequacy of Act-Utilitarianism

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This chapter demonstrates that universal satisfaction of act-utilitarianism (AU) does not in all cases guarantee the achievement of the best possible consequences overall.

Keywords: act-utilitarianism; consequences; objections; argument; universal satisfaction; AU

Chapter.  15694 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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