Ideas from 'Introductions to Utilitarianism and its Critics' by Jonathan Glover [1990], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Utilitarianism and Its Critics' (ed/tr Glover,Jonathan) [Macmillan 1990,0-02-344134-8]].

Click on the Idea Number for the full details    |     back to texts     |     expand these ideas


22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 1. Goodness / g. Consequentialism
You can't separate acts from the people performing them
22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 1. Goodness / h. Good as benefit
Aggression in defence may be beneficial but morally corrupting
23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 1. Deontology
Duty prohibits some acts, whatever their consequences
23. Ethics / E. Utilitarianism / 1. Utilitarianism
Satisfaction of desires is not at all the same as achieving happiness
23. Ethics / E. Utilitarianism / 5. Rule Utilitarianism
Rule-utilitarianism is either act-utilitarianism, or not really utilitarian
25. Society / B. The State / 9. Population / b. Human population
How can utilitarianism decide the ideal population size?