Consequentialism Reconsidered


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In Consequentialism Reconsidered, Carlson strives to find a plausible formulation of the structural part of consequentialism. Key notions are analyzed, such as outcomes, alternatives and performability. Carlson argues that consequentialism should be understood as a maximizing rather than a satisficing theory, and as temporally neutral rather than future oriented. He also shows that certain moral theories cannot be reformulated as consequentialist theories. The relevant alternatives for an agent in a situation are ...

Consequentialism Reconsidered 2010, Springer, Dordrecht

ISBN-13: 9789048145713


Consequentialism Reconsidered 1995, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9780792335474

1995 edition