Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (2019)

Christopher Woodard
Nottingham University
Christopher Woodard presents a new and rich version of utilitarianism, the idea that ethics is ultimately about what makes people's lives go better. He launches a state-of-the-art defence of the theory, often seen as excessively simple, and shows that it can account for much of the complexity and nuance of everyday ethical thought.
Keywords Utilitarianism  Ethics  Moral rights  Justice  Well-being  Collective duties
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