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Hodgson, Expectations, and Act-Utilitarian Punishment

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/9780198246091.003.0004
Hodgson, Expectations, and Act-Utilitarian Punishment

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This chapter discusses the problem of punishment and includes some arguments that D.H. Hodgson raises in connection with analogous problems involving threats. It focuses on refuting Hodgson and aims to show that it is possible for act-utilitarians to maintain an institution of punishment and not to show that they will necessarily do so.

Keywords: punishment; arguments; Hodgson; threats; act-utilitarians; institution

Chapter.  6155 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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