Consequentialism and the World in Time

Ratio 26 (2):212-224 (2013)
Abstract
Consequentialism is a general approach to understanding the nature of morality that seems to entail a certain view of the world in time. This entailment raises specific problems for the approach. The first seems to lead to the conclusion that every actual act is right – an unacceptable result for any moral theory. The second calls into question the idea that consequentialism is an approach to morality, for it leads to the conclusion that this approach produces a theory whose truth does not depend in any way on the nature of rational beings or value
Keywords consequentialism  right  value  utilitarianism  metaphysics of time  time  temporal reality
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