Philosophical Studies 174 (6):1475-1497 (2017)

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S. Andrew Schroeder
Claremont McKenna College
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Recently, a number of philosophers have argued that we can and should “consequentialize” non-consequentialist moral theories, putting them into a consequentialist framework. I argue that these philosophers, usually treated as a group, in fact offer three separate arguments, two of which are incompatible. I show that none represent significant threats to a committed non-consequentialist, and that the literature has suffered due to a failure to distinguish these arguments. I conclude by showing that the failure of the consequentializers’ arguments has implications for disciplines, such as economics, logic, decision theory, and linguistics, which sometimes use a consequentialist structure to represent non-consequentialist ethical theories.
Keywords consequentializing  consequentialize  deontology  consequentialism  Dreier  Portmore  cost-effectiveness analysis
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