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Wiggins and Ross

  • Jonathan Dancy (a1)
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Ross's attempt to undermine the consequentialist understanding of the relation between duties and outcomes might give him greater defence against the danger that outcome-related duties will come to constitute a norm, to the disadvantage of all others.

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1 All otherwise unattributed page references are to this work.

2 See e.g. Hornsby J., ‘On What's Intentionally Done’, in Action and Value in Criminal Law, ed. Shute S. et al. , Oxford, 1993, p. 56.

3 This is my own definition of the extrinsic, not one that Ross would accept. He understands the intrinsic either as the non-instrumental or in terms of Moore's infamous isolation test.

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Utilitas
  • ISSN: 0953-8208
  • EISSN: 1741-6183
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