Agent-Neutrality, Consequentialism, Utilitarianism … A Terminological Note

Utilitas 7 (1):49 (1995)
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It seems common at the moment to make agent-neutrality a necessary condition of ‘consequentialism” and to hold that deontological ethics are agent-relative. This note argues that both these tendencies regrettably obscure useful terms and distinctions. It concludes by considering what it would be best, now, to mean by ‘utilitarianism” and making a proposal
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