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A defense of utilitarianism, C.L. Sheng

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A defense of utilitarianism
Title
A defense of utilitarianism
Statement of responsibility
C.L. Sheng
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Defense of Utilitarianism, C.L. Sheng provides a more intensive study of the Unified Utilitarian Theory (UUT), which he proposed in his previous work A New Approach to Utilitarianism (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991). Sheng defends utilitarianism, particularly UUT, against the objections and attacks raised by nonutilitarians, showing it to be a viable ethical theory
Cataloging source
VYF
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1919-
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Sheng, Qinglai
Index
index present
LC call number
B843
LC item number
.S53 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Utilitarianism
  • Decision making
Label
A defense of utilitarianism, C.L. Sheng
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A
  • Societal Value
  • 1.
  • The
  • Significance of Societal Value
  • p. 110.
  • 2.
  • Reasons for Adopting Societal Value
  • p. 111.
  • 3.
  • Determination of Societal Value
  • Brief Description of the Unifies Utilitarian Theory
  • p. 115.
  • 4.
  • Moral Prescription and Moral Decision-Making
  • p. 117.
  • 5.
  • Quantitative Treatment of Societal Value and Coefficient of Morality
  • p. 121.
  • Chapter 8.
  • The
  • Person-Centered Prerogative
  • p. 7.
  • 1.
  • Hard Line Utilitarianism and Soft Line Utilitarianism
  • p. 126.
  • 2.
  • Personal Actions versus Public Actions
  • p. 129.
  • 3.
  • Positive Duties versus Negative Duties
  • p. 131.
  • 4.
  • 4.
  • Positive Duties versus Charitable Actions
  • p. 134.
  • 5.
  • Moral Irrelevance
  • p. 137.
  • 6.
  • The
  • Reference State
  • p. 141.
  • Chapter 9.
  • The
  • Refutation of Objections to Utilitarianism
  • 1.
  • A
  • Rationale of Objections to Utilitarianism
  • p. 145.
  • 2.
  • Some Severe Counter-Examples Against Utilitarianism and My Responses to Them
  • p. 149.
  • 3.
  • Interpretation of Some Problems as Accidents
  • Purpose and Scope of this Book
  • p. 153.
  • 4.
  • Preference of a State versus Change of State
  • p. 157.
  • 5.
  • Some Guidelines for Moral Judgment and Rough Ordering of Actions
  • p. 162.
  • Chapter 10.
  • Utilitarianism Bridges the Is/Ought Gap
  • 1.
  • p. 9.
  • The
  • Is/Ought Gap, Naturalism, and Utilitarianism
  • p. 169.
  • 2.
  • The
  • Teleological Nature of Human Beings
  • p. 171.
  • 3.
  • Rational Choice in Taking Nonmoral Actions
  • p. 174.
  • Chapter 2.
  • 4.
  • Extension from Nonmoral Actions to Moral Action
  • p. 177.
  • 5.
  • Explanation of Helevy's Interpretation of Utilitarianism
  • p. 182.
  • 6.
  • The
  • Good and The Right
  • p. 183.
  • Concepts about Utility
  • Chapter 11.
  • UUT Is a Viable Ethical Theory
  • 1.
  • The
  • Crucial Difference among Various Ethical Theories
  • p. 193.
  • 2.
  • On the Strictness of Moral Rules
  • p. 196.
  • 3.
  • 1.
  • The
  • Weaknesses of Rule-Utilitarianism
  • p. 202.
  • 4.
  • Differences Between UUT and Harsanyi's Rule-Utilitarianism
  • p. 205.
  • 5.
  • UUT is a Viable Ethical Theory
  • p. 210
  • 1.
  • Unification and Clarification of the Concepts of Utility
  • p. 17.
  • 2.
  • Definitions of Utility and Happiness
  • p. 22.
  • 3.
  • A
  • Utilitarian General Theory of Value Utility as a Universal Measure
  • p. 27.
  • Chapter 3.
  • The
  • The
  • Principle of Utility and the Flexible Nature of Morality
  • 1.
  • The
  • Principle of Utility and Other Basic Principles
  • p. 32.
  • 2.
  • Problems with the Principle of Utility
  • p. 37.
  • 3.
  • Development of Modern Utilitarianism
  • Schism in Utilitarianism-the Good and the Right
  • p. 39.
  • 4.
  • A
  • Classification of Situations of Moral Actions
  • p. 41.
  • 5.
  • Reformulation of the Principle of Utility
  • p. 48.
  • 6.
  • p. 1.
  • Classifications of Moral Principles
  • p. 51.
  • Chapter 4.
  • Value Pluralism and End Monism
  • 1.
  • Intrinsic Value and Instrumental Value
  • p. 56.
  • 2.
  • On Argument from Regret
  • p. 59.
  • 2.
  • 3.
  • Value Pluralism Based on Nonreplaceability
  • p. 62.
  • 4.
  • End Monism and Principle Monism
  • p. 65.
  • Chapter 5.
  • A
  • Decision-Theoretic Approach to Utilitarianism
  • 1.
  • Difficulties with Utilitarianism
  • Decision-Making and Its Applications
  • p. 72.
  • 2.
  • Decision-Making and Rationality
  • p. 76.
  • 3.
  • Feeling of Moral Satisfaction in Moral Decision-Making
  • p. 83.
  • 4.
  • A
  • p. 4.
  • Mathematical Model of Moral Decision Making
  • p. 86.
  • Chapter 6.
  • Moral Values and Their Quantitative Analysis
  • 1.
  • Moral Values
  • p. 91.
  • 2.
  • Value of the Consequences of a Moral Action
  • p. 94.
  • 3.
  • 3.
  • Value of the Feeling of Moral Satisfaction
  • p. 97.
  • 4.
  • Value of a Moral Action
  • p. 102.
  • 5.
  • Simplification of Utility Calculation
  • p. 106.
  • Chapter 7.
Control code
55659869
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780761827313
Lccn
2003111860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A defense of utilitarianism, C.L. Sheng
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A
  • Societal Value
  • 1.
  • The
  • Significance of Societal Value
  • p. 110.
  • 2.
  • Reasons for Adopting Societal Value
  • p. 111.
  • 3.
  • Determination of Societal Value
  • Brief Description of the Unifies Utilitarian Theory
  • p. 115.
  • 4.
  • Moral Prescription and Moral Decision-Making
  • p. 117.
  • 5.
  • Quantitative Treatment of Societal Value and Coefficient of Morality
  • p. 121.
  • Chapter 8.
  • The
  • Person-Centered Prerogative
  • p. 7.
  • 1.
  • Hard Line Utilitarianism and Soft Line Utilitarianism
  • p. 126.
  • 2.
  • Personal Actions versus Public Actions
  • p. 129.
  • 3.
  • Positive Duties versus Negative Duties
  • p. 131.
  • 4.
  • 4.
  • Positive Duties versus Charitable Actions
  • p. 134.
  • 5.
  • Moral Irrelevance
  • p. 137.
  • 6.
  • The
  • Reference State
  • p. 141.
  • Chapter 9.
  • The
  • Refutation of Objections to Utilitarianism
  • 1.
  • A
  • Rationale of Objections to Utilitarianism
  • p. 145.
  • 2.
  • Some Severe Counter-Examples Against Utilitarianism and My Responses to Them
  • p. 149.
  • 3.
  • Interpretation of Some Problems as Accidents
  • Purpose and Scope of this Book
  • p. 153.
  • 4.
  • Preference of a State versus Change of State
  • p. 157.
  • 5.
  • Some Guidelines for Moral Judgment and Rough Ordering of Actions
  • p. 162.
  • Chapter 10.
  • Utilitarianism Bridges the Is/Ought Gap
  • 1.
  • p. 9.
  • The
  • Is/Ought Gap, Naturalism, and Utilitarianism
  • p. 169.
  • 2.
  • The
  • Teleological Nature of Human Beings
  • p. 171.
  • 3.
  • Rational Choice in Taking Nonmoral Actions
  • p. 174.
  • Chapter 2.
  • 4.
  • Extension from Nonmoral Actions to Moral Action
  • p. 177.
  • 5.
  • Explanation of Helevy's Interpretation of Utilitarianism
  • p. 182.
  • 6.
  • The
  • Good and The Right
  • p. 183.
  • Concepts about Utility
  • Chapter 11.
  • UUT Is a Viable Ethical Theory
  • 1.
  • The
  • Crucial Difference among Various Ethical Theories
  • p. 193.
  • 2.
  • On the Strictness of Moral Rules
  • p. 196.
  • 3.
  • 1.
  • The
  • Weaknesses of Rule-Utilitarianism
  • p. 202.
  • 4.
  • Differences Between UUT and Harsanyi's Rule-Utilitarianism
  • p. 205.
  • 5.
  • UUT is a Viable Ethical Theory
  • p. 210
  • 1.
  • Unification and Clarification of the Concepts of Utility
  • p. 17.
  • 2.
  • Definitions of Utility and Happiness
  • p. 22.
  • 3.
  • A
  • Utilitarian General Theory of Value Utility as a Universal Measure
  • p. 27.
  • Chapter 3.
  • The
  • The
  • Principle of Utility and the Flexible Nature of Morality
  • 1.
  • The
  • Principle of Utility and Other Basic Principles
  • p. 32.
  • 2.
  • Problems with the Principle of Utility
  • p. 37.
  • 3.
  • Development of Modern Utilitarianism
  • Schism in Utilitarianism-the Good and the Right
  • p. 39.
  • 4.
  • A
  • Classification of Situations of Moral Actions
  • p. 41.
  • 5.
  • Reformulation of the Principle of Utility
  • p. 48.
  • 6.
  • p. 1.
  • Classifications of Moral Principles
  • p. 51.
  • Chapter 4.
  • Value Pluralism and End Monism
  • 1.
  • Intrinsic Value and Instrumental Value
  • p. 56.
  • 2.
  • On Argument from Regret
  • p. 59.
  • 2.
  • 3.
  • Value Pluralism Based on Nonreplaceability
  • p. 62.
  • 4.
  • End Monism and Principle Monism
  • p. 65.
  • Chapter 5.
  • A
  • Decision-Theoretic Approach to Utilitarianism
  • 1.
  • Difficulties with Utilitarianism
  • Decision-Making and Its Applications
  • p. 72.
  • 2.
  • Decision-Making and Rationality
  • p. 76.
  • 3.
  • Feeling of Moral Satisfaction in Moral Decision-Making
  • p. 83.
  • 4.
  • A
  • p. 4.
  • Mathematical Model of Moral Decision Making
  • p. 86.
  • Chapter 6.
  • Moral Values and Their Quantitative Analysis
  • 1.
  • Moral Values
  • p. 91.
  • 2.
  • Value of the Consequences of a Moral Action
  • p. 94.
  • 3.
  • 3.
  • Value of the Feeling of Moral Satisfaction
  • p. 97.
  • 4.
  • Value of a Moral Action
  • p. 102.
  • 5.
  • Simplification of Utility Calculation
  • p. 106.
  • Chapter 7.
Control code
55659869
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780761827313
Lccn
2003111860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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