Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism

@article{Smart1956ExtremeAR,
  title={Extreme and Restricted Utilitarianism},
  author={John Jamieson Carswell Smart},
  journal={The Philosophical Quarterly},
  year={1956},
  volume={6},
  pages={344-354}
}
  • J. Smart
  • Published 1 October 1956
  • Sociology
  • The Philosophical Quarterly

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