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dc.contributor.authorVallentyne, Petereng
dc.description.abstractAct teleological theories are theories that judge an action permissible just in case its outcome is maximally good. It is usually assumed that act teleological theories cannot be past-regarding, i.e., make the permissibility of actions depend on what the past was like (e.g., on what promises were made, what wrong doings were done, and more generally on what actions were performed). I shall argue that this is not so. Although some act teleological theories, such as classical act utilitarianism, are not past-regarding, there are other types of act teleological theories that are past-regarding.eng
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Value Inquiry 22 (2)eng
dc.publisherSpring Verlageng
dc.relation.ispartofPhilosophy publicationseng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Philosophyeng
dc.subjectact teleological theoryeng
dc.subject.lcshConsequentialism (Ethics)eng
dc.subject.lcshAct (Philosophy)eng
dc.titleTeleology, Consequentialism, and the Pasteng

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