David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Social Philosophy and Policy 26 (1):76-95 (2009)
One of the currently popular dogmata of anti-consequentialism is that consequentialism doesn't respect, recognize, or in some important way account for what is referred to as the The charge is often made, but rarely explained in any detail, much less argued for. In this paper I explain what I take to be the most plausible interpretation of the separateness of persons charge. I argue that the charge itself can be deconstructed into at least two further objections to consequentialist theories. These objections amount to (i) the rejection of axiological aggregation, and (ii) the rejection of deontic aggregation. Of these two objections, I argue that the first one, though often made, is untenable. I also argue that the second objection, in its various forms, relies on distinctions whose moral significance is vigorously denied by almost all consequentialist theorists. I thus argue that the separateness of persons objection poses no special threat to consequentialism
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
J. Paul Kelleher (2014). Relevance and Non-Consequentialist Aggregation. Utilitas 26 (4):385-408.
Franco Palazzi (2014). Would Human Extinction Be Morally Wrong? Philosophia 42 (4):1063-1084.
Joost Leuven & Tatjana Višak (2013). Ryder's Painism and His Criticism of Utilitarianism. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 26 (2):409-419.
Similar books and articles
Dennis McKerlie (1988). Egalitarianism and the Separateness of Persons. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 18 (2):205 - 225.
Sam Black (2001). Altruism and the Separateness of Persons. Social Theory and Practice 27 (3):361-385.
Carol Rovane (2004). Alienation and the Alleged Separateness of Persons. The Monist 87 (4):554-572.
Christian List (2012). The Theory of Judgment Aggregation: An Introductory Review. Synthese 187 (1):179-207.
Frederic Megret, The Disabilities Convention: Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities or Disability Rights?
Matt Zwolinski (2008). The Separateness of Persons and Liberal Theory. Journal of Value Inquiry 42 (2):147-165.
Alex Voorhoeve & Marc Fleurbaey (2012). Egalitarianism and the Separateness of Persons. Utilitas 24 (3):381-398.
S. Matthew Liao (2008). Who Is Afraid of Numbers? Utilitas 20 (4):447.
Timothy Hinton (2011). Rights, Duties and the Separateness of Persons. Philosophical Papers 38 (1):73-91.
Alastair Norcross (2006). Aggregation, Rights, and the Separateness of Persons. Southwest Philosophy Review 22 (1):1-15.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads160 ( #24,229 of 1,934,424 )
Recent downloads (6 months)10 ( #52,871 of 1,934,424 )
How can I increase my downloads?