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Utilitarian Generalization

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/9780198246091.003.0006
Utilitarian Generalization

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This chapter discusses a proposal to do for utilitarian generalization what was done for rule-utilitarianism in the previous chapter. It aims to make it plausible that no version of utilitarian generalization can have both PropAU and PropCOP, and suggests that sophisticated versions of utilitarian generalization suffer from the same sort of basic incoherence that was found in sophisticated versions of rule-utilitarianism.

Keywords: utilitarian generalization; rule-utilitarianism; PropAU; PropCOP; incoherence; sophisticated versions

Chapter.  3737 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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