Browsing Philosophy publications (MU) by Subject "Act (Philosophy)"
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(Wiley-Blackwell, 2006-02)Maximizing act consequentialism holds that actions are morally permissible if and only if they maximize the value of consequences—if and only if, that is, no alternative action in the given choice situation has more valuable ...
(Wiley-Blackwell, 2006-11)The three main general approaches to moral theory are consequentialism, deontology, and virtue theory. I shall describe and assess consequentialism. First, however, I shall make a few background remarks on morality.
(Spring Verlag, 1988)Act 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 ...