Are egoism and consequentialism self-refuting?
Crisp, Roger. (2013). Are egoism and consequentialism self-refuting? In In D. Bakhurst, B. Hooker and M. O. Little (Ed.). Thinking about reasons: Themes from the philosophy of Jonathan Dancy pp. 1 - 16 Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604678.003.0006
|Editors||D. Bakhurst, B. Hooker and M. O. Little|
The paper defends egoism and consequentialism against Dancy’s charge that they are self-refuting. Exegesis and criticism is provided of relevant arguments in Parfit and Dancy, and special attention is paid to the notion of blameless wrongdoing and to the act/agent distinction. The paper concludes that neither theory, if properly stated, is self-refuting, nor indeed indirectly self-defeating.
|Keywords||egoism; self-interest theory; consequentialism; utilitarianism; Dancy; Parfit; self-refutation; self-defeat; blameless wrongdoing; act/agent distinction|
|Page range||1 - 16|
|Book title||Thinking about reasons: Themes from the philosophy of Jonathan Dancy|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Place of publication||Oxford, United Kingdom|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604678.003.0006|
|Research Group||Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry|
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