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Inclusive Ethics

Ingmar Persson

Abstract

The main aim of this book is, first, to defend the view that beings can be benefited (or harmed) by being caused to exist and so—since there are moral reasons to benefit—that these reasons can include reasons to cause beings to exist. Secondly, it is to put forward an extensive principle of egalitarian justice to the effect justice requires everyone to be equally well off, unless some autonomously choose to be worse off. A morality comprising these two general principles will be exceedingly hard to apply. This will be so because these principles will have to be balanced against each other in a ... More

Keywords: benefiting by causing to exist, egalitarian justice, benefiting (harming), philosophy of life, autonomy, pleasure, the point of morality, the point of moral philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198792178
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792178.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ingmar Persson, author
University of Gothenburg