A Response to Splawn

Utilitas 13 (3):334-341 (2001)
Abstract
I argue that Sider's view does succeed in accommodating the kind of maximization he is after, according to which the agent is required to maximize overall welfare with the single exception of his own welfare. I then argue that Splawn's argument highlights some interesting and important ways in which Sider's view fail to capture basic common-sense intuitions concerning the self-other asymmetry, but offer a different diagnosis of the source of the problem.
Keywords Self/other utilitarianism  Sider
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DOI 10.1017/S0953820800003216
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