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The Resource The dimensions of consequentialism : ethics, equality and risk, Martin Peterson, (electronic resource)

The dimensions of consequentialism : ethics, equality and risk, Martin Peterson, (electronic resource)

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The dimensions of consequentialism : ethics, equality and risk
Title
The dimensions of consequentialism
Title remainder
ethics, equality and risk
Statement of responsibility
Martin Peterson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Consequentialism, one of the major theories of normative ethics, maintains that the moral rightness of an act is determined solely by the act's consequences. The traditional form of consequentialism is one-dimensional, in that the rightness of an act is a function of a single moral aspect, such as the sum total of wellbeing it produces. In this book Martin Peterson introduces a new type of consequentialist theory: multidimensional consequentialism. According to this theory, an act's moral rightness depends on several separate dimensions, including individual wellbeing, equality and risk. Peterson's novel approach shows that moral views about equality and risk that were previously thought to be mutually incompatible can be rendered compatible, and his precise theoretical discussion helps the reader to understand better the distinction between consequentialist and non-consequentialist theories. His book will interest a wide range of readers in ethics"--
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1975-
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Peterson, Martin
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charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Consequentialism (Ethics)
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The dimensions of consequentialism : ethics, equality and risk, Martin Peterson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Degrees of rightness; 3. First dimension: persons; 4. Second dimension: equality; 5. Third dimension: risk; 6. Multidimensional decision making; 7. The best one-dimensional theory; 8. The limits of consequentialism; Appendix: multidimensional deontic logic
Control code
EBC1099954
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 217 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1099954
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1099954
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10695276
  • (CaONFJC)MIL494754
  • (OCoLC)842919784
Label
The dimensions of consequentialism : ethics, equality and risk, Martin Peterson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Degrees of rightness; 3. First dimension: persons; 4. Second dimension: equality; 5. Third dimension: risk; 6. Multidimensional decision making; 7. The best one-dimensional theory; 8. The limits of consequentialism; Appendix: multidimensional deontic logic
Control code
EBC1099954
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 217 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1099954
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1099954
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10695276
  • (CaONFJC)MIL494754
  • (OCoLC)842919784

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