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The Impossibility of an Adequate Traditional Theory

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/9780198246091.003.0007
The Impossibility of an Adequate Traditional Theory

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This chapter discusses a number of theorems about adaptability, PropAU, and PropCOP. It also introduces a new property called ‘exclusive act-orientation’, which is regarded as characterizing the class of ‘traditional’ consequentialist theories.

Keywords: theorems; adaptability; PropAU; PropCOP; exclusive act-orientation; consequentialist theories

Chapter.  7267 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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