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Goodness and Justice

A Consequentialist Moral Theory

Goodness and Justice by Joseph Mendola
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In Goodness and Justice, Joseph Mendola develops a unified moral theory that defends the hedonism of classical utilitarianism, while evading utilitarianism's familiar difficulties by adopting two modifications. His theory incorporates a developed form of consequentialism. When, as is common, someone is engaged in conflicting group acts, it requires that one perform one's role in that group act that is most beneficent. The theory also holds that overall value is distribution-sensitive, ceding maximum weight to the well-being of the worst-off sections of sentient lives. It is properly congruent with commonsense intuition and required by the true metaphysics of value, by the unconstituted natural good found in our world.
Cambridge University Press; April 2006
338 pages; ISBN 9780511190124
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Title: Goodness and Justice
Author: Joseph Mendola
 
ISBNs
0511190123
9780511190124
9780521859530