Theory and Decision Library A:

The Case Against Consequentialism Reconsidered

Authors: Mukerji, Nikil

  • Debates consequentialism, and presents it in a bold new light
  • Challenges previously contested versions of consequentialism
  • Covers many topics surrounding the general ethics debate
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About this book

This book argues that critics of consequentialism have not been able to make a successful and comprehensive case against all versions of consequentialism because they have been using the wrong methodology. This methodology relies on the crucial assumption that consequentialist theories share a defining characteristic. This text interprets consequentialism, instead, as a family resemblance term. On that basis, it argues quite an ambitions claim, viz. that all versions of consequentialism should be rejected, including those that have been created in response to conventional criticisms. The book covers a number of classic themes in normative ethics, metaethics and, particularly, ethical methodology and also touches upon certain aspects of experimental moral philosophy. It is written in clear language and is analytic in its argumentative style. As such, the book should appeal to students, graduate students as well as professional academics with an interest in analytic moral philosophy.

About the authors

Nikil Mukerji is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Munich, Germany). He studied Economics, Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Theory in Munich, Aberdeen (UK) and Auckland (NZ) and received his PhD in Philosophy from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in 2014. His research interests include Moral Philosophy, Informal Logic and Argumentation Theory, the Philosophy of Economics, Experimental Philosophy and Metaphilosophy more broadly. He is the author of two monographs (Das Differenzprinzip und seine Realisierungsbedingungen, 2009 & Die zehn Gebote des gesunden Menschenverstandes, forthcoming) and has co-edited two volumes (Rethinking Responsibility in Science and Technology, 2014 & Order Ethics – An Ethical Framework for the Social Market Economy, forthcoming).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Case Against Consequentialism Reconsidered
Authors
Series Title
Theory and Decision Library A:
Series Volume
51
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39249-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39249-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39248-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81849-8
Series ISSN
0921-3384
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 245
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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