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Utilitarianism, Voting And The Redistribution Of Income

@inproceedings{Usher2017UtilitarianismVA,
  title={Utilitarianism, Voting And The Redistribution Of Income},
  author={D. Usher},
  year={2017}
}
Utilitarianism can be misplaced or ambiguous. As a prescription for individual behaviour, the injunction to seek the greatest good for the greatest number is misplaced because there remains a domain of life where, within the bounds of law and custom, one is free to act as selfishly or as altruistically as one pleases. As a criterion for responsible government, it is ambiguous because there is no universally-recognized perception of the greatest good; people have different perceptions which can… Expand

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