Utilitarianism

In Christoph Lütge (ed.), Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics. Springer. pp. 297-313 (2013)

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Nikil S. Mukerji
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
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This chapter offers a concise discussion of classic utilitarianism which is the prototypical moral doctrine of the utilitarian family. It starts with an analysis of the classic utilitarian criterion of rightness, gives an overview over its virtues and vices, and suggests an overall assessment of its adequacy as a theory of morality. Furthermore, it briefly discusses whether classic utilitarianism holds promise as a philosophy for doing business.
Keywords Utilitarianism  Business Ethics  Consequentialism  Teleology  Maximization  Hedonism  Sum ranking  Universalism  Good  Right
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