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Single Idea 3785

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 1. Goodness / g. Consequentialism]

Full Idea

A mistake of consequentialists is to treat actions as though they can somehow be isolated from the people performing them.

Gist of Idea

You can't separate acts from the people performing them


Jonathan Glover (Introductions to Utilitarianism and its Critics [1990], Pt Five)

Book Reference

'Utilitarianism and Its Critics', ed/tr. Glover,Jonathan [Macmillan 1990], p.152