Beyond Consequentialism by Paul Hurley PDF

By Paul Hurley

ISBN-10: 0199559309

ISBN-13: 9780199559305

Consequentialism, the speculation that morality calls for us to advertise the easiest total consequence, is the default replacement in modern ethical philosophy, and is very influential in public discourses past educational philosophy. Paul Hurley argues that present discussions of the problem consequentialism are likely to disregard a primary problem to consequentialism. the traditional consequentialist account of the content material of morality, he argues, can't be reconciled to the authoritativeness of ethical criteria for rational brokers. If rational brokers often have decisive purposes to do what morality calls for, then consequentialism can't be the proper account of ethical criteria. Hurley builds upon this problem to argue that the consequentialist case for grounding the neutral review of activities within the neutral overview of results is outfitted upon a collection of sophisticated and collectively reinforcing errors. via exposing those errors and misappropriations, he undermines consequentialist arguments opposed to substitute methods that realize a perception of impartiality applicable to the review of activities that's precise from the impartiality acceptable to the evaluate of results. an ethical thought that acknowledges a basic position for any such specific perception of impartiality can account for the rational authority of ethical criteria, yet does so, Hurley argues, by way of taking morality past consequentialism in either its common and non-standard varieties.

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I take this to indicate a substantive disagreement concerning whether such distributional considerations can properly be understood as among the impartial outcome-given considerations to which a consequentialist account of moral standards is typically taken to be restricted. Rawls takes it to be the case that such distributional considerations are properly understood as appeals to impartial considerations which, like standard appeals to rights, are not in the relevant sense outcomegiven. Parfit holds that such distributional concerns can be among the relevant outcome-given impartial considerations.

See, for example, David Gauthier’s contemporary Hobbesian account (1986), and discussions of Hobbes’ own moral theory by Stephen Darwall (1998, ch. 10) and Christine Korsgaard (1996a, pp. ) ⁶ I use the qualifier ‘‘traditional’’ here to distinguish such accounts from more recent ‘‘neo-Kantian’’ alternatives that avoid the adoption of central aspects of Kant’s account of practical reason. 3. Developments of various aspects of such traditional Kantian accounts can be found in Barbara Herman (1993) and Onora O’Neill (1989).

It is shown that a reinterpretation of one standard argument that there is no rationale for agent-centered restrictions instead provides an attractive rationale for such restrictions. This rationale suggests that although the impersonal conception of impartiality is appropriate for the impartial evaluation of overall states 34 beyond consequentialism of affairs, it is not the conception of impartiality that is appropriate for the impartial evaluation of actions; moreover, it provides the outlines of the conception of impartiality, an interpersonal conception, that is appropriate for the impartial evaluation of actions as right and wrong.

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