Title

Review of The Rejection of Consequentialism: A Philosophical Investigation of the Considerations Underlying Rival Moral Conceptions by Samuel Scheffler

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

7-1985

ISSN

1539-297X

Publisher

The University of Chicago Press

Language

en-US

Abstract

Samuel Scheffler holds that the good of an individual is determined from her unique "personal point of view." By contrast, he says, consequentialism assumes that there is a distinct, "impersonal" point of view for determining "overall good." Scheffler limits his attention to act consequentialism, which holds that we must always secure as much overall good as possible -- that any failure to do so, on any occasion, is morally wrong.

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