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How much more demanding is utilitarianism than common sense morality?

Author(s): De Lazari-Radek, K; Singer, P

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Abstract: Utilitarianism, it is often said, is excessively demanding. Sidgwick was aware of, and responded to, this objection. We agree with him in general, but also argue that conditions have changed so much since the Victoria era that the gap between utilitarianism and common sense morality in regard to demandingness is now wider than it was in his time. It is, however, common sense morality that needs to change in this respect, not utilitarianism.
Publication Date: 1-Jan-2013
Citation: De Lazari-Radek, Katarzyna, and Peter Singer. "How much more demanding is utilitarianism than common sense morality?." Revue internationale de philosophie 4 (2013): 427-438.
ISSN: 0048-8143
Pages: 427 - 438
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Revue Internationale de Philosophie
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.

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