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Kantian Consequentialism

David Cummiskey


Kantians and Consequentialists alike have presumed that Kantian ethics is incompatible with all forms of consequentialism, and that it instead justifies a system of agent‐centered restrictions, or deontological constraints, on the maximization of the good. Unlike all forms of utilitarian theories, Kant's ethical theory is supposed to justify basic human rights, respect for which constrains the maximization of the good. Kantian Consequentialism argues that Kant's basic rationalist, internalist approach to the justification of normative principles, his conception of morality as a system of categ ... More

Keywords: agent‐centered restrictions, categorical imperative, consequentialism, deontological, dignity, end‐in‐itself, intrinsic value, Kantian ethics, normative ethics, rationality, respect, rights, universalizability, utilitarianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195094534
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195094530.001.0001


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David Cummiskey, author
Bates College
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