The appeal of utilitarianism

Utilitas 16 (3):235-250 (2004)
Abstract
Utilitarianism continues to vex its critics even in the absence of generally respected arguments in its favour. I suggest that utilitarianism survives largely because of its welfarism. This explains why it survives without the backing of respected arguments. It survives without such arguments because justifying the value of welfare requires no such argument. Correspondence:c1 bshaver@cc.umanitoba.ca.
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