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Can Consequentialism Cover Everything?

  • Bart Streumer (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 January 2009

Derek Parfit, Philip Pettit, and Michael Smith defend a version of consequentialism that covers everything. I argue that this version of consequentialism is false. Consequentialism, I argue, can only cover things that belong to a combination of things that agents can bring about.

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J. J. C. Smart , ‘An Outline of A System of Utilitarian Ethics’, in J. J. C. Smart and Bernard Williams , Utilitarianism: For and Against, Cambridge, 1973

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