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Doing our best for hedonistic utilitarianism: Reply to critics

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

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Abstract: In this response to the essays by Crisp, Parfit, Hooker and Nakano-Okuno on our The Point of View of the Universe, we focus on the following topics: whether egoism is more susceptible to an evolutionary debunking argument than universal benevolence; our defence of impartial ra-tionalism; wide and narrow definitions of "ethics"; the role of moral rules; the extension of eth-ics to all sentient beings; how best to define and understand pleasure as an intrinsic value; and whether Ross's ethic of prima facie duties is as defensible as utilitarianism.
Publication Date: 2016
Citation: Singer, Peter, and De Lazari-Radek. "Doing Our Best for Hedonistic Utilitarianism." EUT Edizioni Universit√† di Trieste, 2016.
EISSN: 1825-5167
Pages: 187 - 207
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Etica e Politica
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.

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