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Utilitarianism and Co-operation$
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Donald H. Regan

Print publication date: 1980

Print ISBN-13: 9780198246091

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246091.001.0001

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The Impossibility of an Adequate Traditional Theory

The Impossibility of an Adequate Traditional Theory

(p.105) 7 The Impossibility of an Adequate Traditional Theory
Utilitarianism and Co-operation

Donald H. Regan

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses a number of theorems about adaptability, PropAU, and PropCOP. It also introduces a new property called ‘exclusive act-orientation’, which is regarded as characterizing the class of ‘traditional’ consequentialist theories.

Keywords:   theorems, adaptability, PropAU, PropCOP, exclusive act-orientation, consequentialist theories

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