Is act-utilitarianism self-defeating?

Philosophical Review 81 (1):94-104 (1972)
In his "consequences of utilitarianism", D. H. Hodgson argues that to act on the principle of act-Utilitarianism would have disastrous consequences, And that this principle must therefore be rejected. I attempt to refute his argument. The debate centers on whether there can be an act-Utilitarian justification for telling the truth and keeping promises
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DOI 10.2307/2184228
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