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Tom Dougherty
Cambridge University
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A classic objection to act-consequentialism is that it is overdemanding: it requires agents to bear too many costs for the sake of promoting the impersonal good. I develop the complementary objection that act-consequentialism is underdemanding: it fails to acknowledge that agents have moral reasons to bear certain costs themselves, even when it would be impersonally better for others to bear these costs.
Keywords burdens  demandingness  impersonal  options  act‐consequentialism
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DOI 10.1002/tht3.197
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