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By E. Carlson

In Consequentialism Reconsidered, Carlson strives to discover a believable formula of the structural a part of consequentialism. Key notions are analyzed, resembling results, possible choices and performability. Carlson argues that consequentialism might be understood as a maximizing instead of a satisficing thought, and as temporally impartial instead of destiny orientated. He additionally exhibits that sure ethical theories can't be reformulated as consequentialist theories.
The suitable choices for an agent in a scenario are taken to contain all activities that they could practice within the state of affairs. The security of this concept necessitates definite adjustments to the typical consequentialist standards of obligatoriness, rightness and wrongness. the matter of no matter if brokers should still adapt their activities to their very own destiny activities is usually addressed. extra, a conditional research of performability is advised, and it's argued that specific activities should still during this connection be considered as `abstract' instead of `concrete'. the ultimate bankruptcy sketches a consequentialist idea for collective brokers.

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