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Consequentialism: New Directions, New Problems

Christian Seidel


Consequentialism is a focal point of discussion and a driving force behind developments in moral philosophy. Recently, the debate has shifted in focus and in style: by seeking to consequentialize rival moral theories—in particular those with agent-relative characteristics—and by framing accounts in terms of reasons rather than in terms of value, an emerging new wave consequentialism has presented, at much higher levels of abstraction, theories that proved extremely flexible and powerful in meeting long-standing and influential objections. This volume on new wave consequentialism initiates and ... More

Keywords: consequentialism, consequentializing, agent-relativity, agent-neutral value, agent-relative value, reasons, rationality

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190270117
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190270117.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Seidel, editor
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Friedrich-Alexander

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1 New Wave Consequentialism

Christian Seidel

I Directions: Exploring New Wave Consequentialism

2 World-Centered Value

Jamie Dreier

II Problems: Scrutinizing the New Wave’s Theoretical Basis

6 The Good of Consequentialized Deontology

Monika Betzler and Jörg Schroth

III Scope: Assessing New Wave Consequentialism in Context

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