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Agent-Neutrality, Consequentialism, Utilitarianism … A Terminological Note*

  • John Skorupski (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 January 2009

It seems common at the moment to make agent-neutrality a necessary condition of ‘consequentialism” and to hold that deontological ethics are agent-relative. This note argues that both these tendencies regrettably obscure useful terms and distinctions. It concludes by considering what it would be best, now, to mean by ‘utilitarianism” and making a proposal.

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