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The Demands of Consequentialism


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1. Introduction ; 2. Options for Consequentialism ; 3. Rule Consequentialism ; 4. Other Forms of Collective Consequentialism ; 5. Sub-Maximizing Consequentialism ; 6. Hybrid Moral Theories ; 7. Two Moral Realms ; 8. The Morality of Reciprocity ; 9. The Morality of Necessity ; 10. The New Theory ; Proof for Chapter 6 ; Bibliography, Index


Review from previous edition Tim Mulgan's fine book is a powerful and impressive attempt to find a version of consequentialism that deals adequately with the Demandingness Objection. It will surely become a standard work of reference on the subject, and deservedly so. I have learned a great deal from studying it. * Timothy Chappell, Mind *
Mulgan's discussion of these theories advances significantly beyond all previous discussions. . . . The resulting theory constitutes a major innovation in contemporary moral theory. Many will think Mulgan's theory the best account yet of duties towards the needy. In any case, it is a strikingly impressive achievement. . . . Until a clearly superior theory is developed, everyone interested in normative moral theory must read this book. * Brad Hooker, Philosophy *
The Demands of Consequentialism is a very interesting book, devoted to a no less fascinating problem. If you have ever found yourself wondering whether you should, for instance, spend money on the trip of your life, or instead send it to Oxfam, this book will be of real interest to you ... Mulgan's insightful book contains clear and fine-grained discussions of the various views he rejects. * European Journal of Philosophy *

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