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Kantian consequentialism

Responsibility David Cummiskey
Material Type Book
Publisher New York ; Tokyo : Oxford University Press
Year 1996
Language English
Size xii, 192 p. ; 24 cm
Abstract The central problem for normative ethics is the conflict between a consequentialist view--that morality requires promoting the good of all--and a belief that the rights of the individual place signif...cant constraints on what may be done to help others. Standard interpretations see Kant as rejecting all forms of consequentialism, and defending a theory which is fundamentally duty-based and agent-centered. Certain actions, like sacrificing the innocent, are categorically forbidden. In this original and controversial work, Cummiskey argues that there is no defensible basis for this view, that Kant's own arguments actually entail a consequentialist conclusion. But this new form of consequentialism which follows from Kant's theories has a distinctly Kantian tone. The capacity of rational action is prior to the value of happiness; thus providing justification for the view that rational nature is more important than mere pleasures and pains. show more


Central Library ASRS 005211996009024 哲学/341/381 1996

Bibliographic details

Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-181) and index
Authors *Cummiskey, David
Subjects LCSH:Consequentialism
LCSH:Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804 -- Ethics  All Subject Search
Classification NDC9:134.2
ID 1000233035
ISBN 0195094530
NCID BA27365252
Vol ISBN:0195094530
Created Date 2009.09.11
Modified Date 2009.09.11

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