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DOING OUR BEST FOR HEDONISTIC UTILITARIANISM

@inproceedings{Singer2016DOINGOB,
  title={DOING OUR BEST FOR HEDONISTIC UTILITARIANISM},
  author={Peter Singer and Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek},
  year={2016}
}
In this response to the essays by Crisp, Parfit, Hooker and Nakano-Okuno on our The Point of View of the Universe, we focus on the following topics: whether egoism is more susceptible to an evolutionary debunking argument than universal benevolence; our defence of impartial rationalism; wide and narrow definitions of “ethics”; the role of moral rules; the extension of ethics to all sentient beings; how best to define and understand pleasure as an intrinsic value; and whether Ross’s ethic of… 

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