Consequentialism (Wiley Blackwell Readings in Philosophy)

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Consequentialism collects, for the first time, both the main classical sources and the central contemporary expressions of this important position. Edited and introduced by Stephen Darwall, these readings are essential for anyone interested in normative ethics.

  • Edited and introduced by Stephen Darwall, examines key topics in the consequentialist branch of moral theory.
  • Includes seven essays which respond to the classic sources.
  • Includes an insightful discussion of central topics in consequentialism by John Rawls and Amartya Sen.
  • Includes classic articles by key figures such Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Henry Sidgwick and G. E. Moore; and recent reactions to this work by philosophers including Philip Pettit, Derek Parfit, Samuel Scheffler, Peter Railton, R. B. Brandt, J. C. Harsanyi, and Robert Adams.

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Consequentialism is a major approach to normative ethicaltheory, which considers the production of good and prevention ofbad consequences the touchstone of the moral evaluation.

Consequentialism brings together for the first time boththe main classical sources and the central contemporary expressionsof this important position. Among classic sources, it includesempiricists such as Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, andrationalists like Henry Sidgwick and G. E. Moore. Contemporaryconsequentialist selections are included from Philip Pettit, DerekParfit, Samuel Scheffler, Peter Railton, Richard B. Brandt, John C.Harsanyi, and Robert Adams. There are also two trenchantdiscussions of consequentialism by John Rawls and Amartya Sen.Edited and introduced by Stephen Darwall, these readings areessential for anyone interested in normative ethics.

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Stephen Darwall is the John Dewey Collegiate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan. He has written widely on moral philosophy and its history, and is the author of Impartial Reason (1983), The British Moralists and the Internal 'Ought': 1640–1740 (1995), Philosophical Ethics (1998), and Welfare and Rational Care (2002). He is the editor, with Allan Gibbard and Peter Railton, of Moral Discourse and Practice (1997).

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