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An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution$
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Partha Dasgupta

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198288350

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198288352.001.0001

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Political Morality and the State

Political Morality and the State

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(p.22) 2 Political Morality and the State
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An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution
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DOI:10.1093/0198288352.003.0002

Public morality is discussed in relation to the state in six sections: (1) the government as an agency; (2) acts and their consequences (consequentialist and deontological theories); (3) utility (used as a term interchangeable with welfare) and rights: public judgements and aggregative evaluations of well‐being ; (4) commodity needs; (5) freedom and rights: positive and negative; and (6) impersonality and the public sphere.

Keywords:   consequentialism, deontology, evaluation, freedom, government, public morality, rights, the state, utility, welfare, well‐being

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