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  • Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataNames: Portmore, Douglas W., editor. Title: The Oxford handbook of consequentialism / Douglas W. Portmore. Description: New York : Oxford University Press, 2020. | Summary: “This
  • handbook contains thirty-two previously unpublished contributions to
  • consequentialist ethics by leading scholars, covering what’s happening
  • in the field today as well as pointing to new directions for future
  • research. Consequentialism is a rival to such moral theories as
  • deontology, contractualism, and virtue ethics. But it’s more than just
  • one rival among many, for every plausible moral theory must concede that
  • the goodness of an act’s consequences is something that matters even if
  • it’s not the only thing that matters. Thus, all plausible moral theories
  • will accept both that the fact that an act would produce good
  • consequences constitutes a moral reason to perform it and that the
  • better that act’s consequences the moral reason there is to perform it.
  • Now, if this is correct, then much of the research concerning
  • consequentialist ethics is important for ethics in general. For
  • instance, one thing that consequentialist researchers have investigated
  • is what sorts of consequences matter: the consequences that some act
  • would have or the consequences that it could have-if, say, the agent
  • were to follow up by performing some subsequent act. And it’s reasonable
  • to suppose that the answer to such questions will be relevant for
  • normative ethics regardless of whether the goodness of consequences is
  • the only thing matters (as consequentialists presume) or just one of
  • many things that matter (as non-consequentialists presume)”—Provided
  • by publisher. Identifiers: LCCN 2020018288 (print) | LCCN 2020018289 (ebook) | ISBN 9780190905323 (hardback) | ISBN 9780190905347 (epub) | ISBN 9780190905354 Subjects: LCSH: Consequentialism (Ethics) Classification: LCC BJ1500.C63 O94 2020 (print) | LCC BJ1500.C63 (ebook)
  • | DDC 171/.5—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020018288LC ebook record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020018289
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