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Co-operative Utilitarianism Introduced

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/9780198246091.003.0008
Co-operative Utilitarianism Introduced

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This chapter provides an introduction to co-operative utilitarianism (CU), which states what each agent needs to co-operate with whoever is co-operating, in the production of the best consequences possible given the behaviour of non-co-operators. It discusses what this statement of CU means and argues that CU is an adaptable theory.

Keywords: co-operative utilitarianism; CU; agent; co-operate; adaptable theory; non-co-operators

Chapter.  8455 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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