Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Beyond Consequentialism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Paul Hurley

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199559305

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559305.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 16 January 2021

Generalizing to Other Forms of Consequentialism

Generalizing to Other Forms of Consequentialism

(p.226) 8 Generalizing to Other Forms of Consequentialism
Beyond Consequentialism

Paul Hurley (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter lays out several variants upon standard act consequentialism, including indirect act consequentialism, rule consequentialism, evaluator-relative consequentialism, and non-foundational consequentialism. It is argued that the arguments against standard act consequentialism developed in previous chapters extend to these other forms of consequentialism as well. A distinctive set of challenges is posed by non-foundational variants, which take the ultimate foundations for consequentialist normative moral principles to be supplied by something other than impersonal value. It is shown in Section 8.5 that the arguments provided in earlier chapters generate a presumption against the success of any such non-foundational arguments for consequentialism. These general arguments are then applied to specific versions of non-foundational consequentialism that have been developed by Brad Hooker, David Cummiskey, and Derek Parfit.

Keywords:   indirect consequentialism, evaluator-relative consequentialism, rule consequentialism, non-foundational consequentialism, Hooker, Parfit, Cummiskey

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .