Ideas from 'Freedom and Reason' by Richard M. Hare [1963], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Freedom and Reason' by Hare,R.M. [OUP 1978,0-19-881092-x]].

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23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 4. Categorical Imperative
The categorical imperative leads to utilitarianism
                        Full Idea: Hare has proposed that utilitarianism is the ultimate standard to which we are led by the categorical imperative.
                        From: report of Richard M. Hare (Freedom and Reason [1963], p.123-4) by Thomas Nagel - Equality and Partiality
                        A reaction: It seems to me better to say that Kant starts (unwittingly) from something like utilitarianism, that is, an assumption that human happiness and welfare have some sort of intrinsic value that cannot be demonstrated. Otherwise evil can be universalised.