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William Godwin and the Defence of Impartialist Ethics1

  • Peter Singer (a1), Leslie Cannold (a1) and Helga Kuhse (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 January 2009

Impartialism in ethics has been said to be the common ground shared by both Kantian and utilitarian approaches to ethics. Lawrence Blum describes this common ground as follows:

Both views identify morality with a perspective of impartiality, impersonality, objectivity and universality. Both views imply the ‘ubiquity of impartiality” – that our commitments and projects derive their legitimacy only by reference to this impartial perspective.

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R. M. Hare , Moral Thinking, Oxford, 1981, pp. 44–5.

David Lyons , Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism, Oxford, 1965

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