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On Consequentialist Ethics

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ISBN-10: 0534595758

ISBN-13: 9780534595753

Edition: 2004

Authors: S. Jack Odell

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ON CONSEQUENTIALIST ETHICS is a succinct introduction to the consequentialist point of view, presenting the competing perspectives that certain ethicists have formulated to understanding and justifying morality. Egoism, act utilitarianism, rule utilitarianism, general utilitarianism, and practice consequentialism are each concisely explained and considered. The Wadsworth Philosophical Topics Series presents readers with concise, timely, and insightful introductions to a variety of traditional and contemporary philosophical subjects. With this series edited by Robert Talisse of Vanderbilt University, philosophy students will be able to discover the richness of philosophical inquiry across a…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.47" wide x 8.27" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

S. Jack Odell (Ph.D., University of Illinois) is an Associate Professor of Philosophy. Professor Odell works in the theory of meaning, Wittgenstein, metaphilosophy, and Twentieth-Century philosophy.

What is Ethics?
Non-Consequentialist Theories
Egoism: Epicurus, Hobbes, Nietzsche, and Rand
Act, Rule and General Utilitarianism
Standard and Recent Criticisms and Recent Defenses of Consequentialism
Folk Based Practice Consequentialism
Resolving Contemporary Ethical Issues