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Notes on a Practical Problem

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/9780198246091.003.0011
Notes on a Practical Problem

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This chapter discusses a few observations about how the followers of CU might deal in practice with cases involving multiple best patterns of behaviour. One limitation of the discussion is that it will not produce a comprehensive discussion of how CU is to be applied in practice and not even a comprehensive discussion of how it is to be applied to certain cases. It introduces three basic techniques that are supplements of the simplified procedure presented in the previous chapter and discusses the application of these techniques to the problem of grass-crossing.

Keywords: CU; behaviour; basic techniques; simplified procedure; application; grass-crossing

Chapter.  6134 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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