Just Better Utilitarianism

@article{Hyry2020JustBU,
  title={Just Better Utilitarianism},
  author={M. H{\"a}yry},
  journal={Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics},
  year={2020},
  volume={30},
  pages={343 - 367}
}
  • M. Häyry
  • Published 2020
  • Medicine, Economics
  • Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics
Abstract Utilitarianism could still be a viable moral and political theory, although an emphasis on justice as distributing burdens and benefits has hidden this from current conversations. The traditional counterexamples prove that we have good grounds for rejecting classical, aggregative forms of consequentialism. A nonaggregative, liberal form of utilitarianism is immune to this rejection. The cost is that it cannot adjudicate when the basic needs of individuals or groups are in conflict… Expand
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