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Moral Aggregation

Iwao Hirose


Aggregation is one of the fundamental features of utilitarianism and other forms of axiological theories, permitting the trade-off of morally relevant factors between different individuals. It is also a feature that critics of utilitarianism such as John Rawls, Thomas Nagel, and T. M. Scanlon condemn. Yet the basic features of aggregation are not understood properly. This book elucidates the theoretical structure and scope of interpersonal and intra-personal aggregation in ethics and defends a form of aggregation, formal aggregation, as distinguished from substantive aggregation of utilitarian ... More

Keywords: interpersonal aggregation, intra-personal aggregation, Number Problem, axiology, utilitarianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199933686
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199933686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iwao Hirose, author
Philosophy Department, McGill University