Dialogue 39 (3):626-627 (2000)

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Our most basic moral intuition, according to Feldman, is simply stated: we ought to do the best we can. And, according to him, it is this intuition that underlies the utilitarian doctrine. However, Feldman thinks it is no easy task to develop a theory that adequately expresses this intuition. Indeed, he thinks that many philosophers “have vigorously defended ‘utilitarianism’ without succeeding in formulating the doctrine precisely”. He describes debating the merits of utilitarianism before it is adequately formulated as “Rambo philosophy”, and says that “we have a duty to see our theoretical targets clearly before we pull our argumentative triggers”.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.1017/s001221730000768x
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