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David Lewis

Print publication date: 1987

Print ISBN-13: 9780195036466

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195036468.001.0001

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Utilitarianism and Truthfulness 1

Utilitarianism and Truthfulness 1

(p.340) Twenty‐Eight Utilitarianism and Truthfulness 1
Philosophical Papers Volume II

David Lewis

Oxford University Press

Considers a Prisoners’ dilemma–type scenario, which aims to show the “disutility of utilitarianism.” The scenario is dealt with by showing that one can avail oneself of an independent premise of truthfulness in such cases.

Keywords:   Hodgson, Prisoners’ dilemma, truthfulness, utilitarianism

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