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Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism

David Lyons


One can contrast the analogous general utilitarian principle in order to see whether it can be subjected to the criticisms offered against Act-Utilitarianism. From the notion of generalization one can begin to build up to the notion of a rule grounded in utility, thus incorporating into the analysis rule-utilitarianism. This book is the outcome of the analysis. The discussion examines several types of moral theory and preserves contact with the relevant literature, with theories that have been offered and discussed by philosophers. It deals with paradigms of various forms of utilitarianism and ... More

Keywords: teleologists, utilitarian, rule-utilitarianism, moral theory, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1965 Print ISBN-13: 9780198241973
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198241973.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Lyons, author