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Utilitarianism and the Vicarious Affects

  • R. M. Hare
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Part of the Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy book series (PSSP, volume 15)

Abstract

When Professor Rescher was kind enough to dedicate his excellent bookUnselfishness to me, he intended it, I am sure, not just as a kindness but also at least in part as the friendliest possible reproach, first for my neglect of the theory of games and its relevance to moral philosophy, and secondly for my remaining a utilitarian in spite of all the well-known arguments against that doctrine. The first fault I can readily acknowledge, and the book has helped me to begin to amend it. But in this essay I shall try to defend myself against the second reproach by showing that at any rate Professor Rescher’s arguments in chapter 5 of his book do nothing to impugn utilitarianism, provided that this is carefully formulated.

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Notes

  1. 3.
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    Lyons, D.,Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism. (Oxford, 1965 ).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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