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Hedonistic Utilitarianism by Torbjorn Tannsjo
Book DescriptionThis volume presents a comprehensive statement in defense of the doctrine known as classical, hedonistic utilitarianism. It is presented as a viable alternative in the search for a moral theory and the claim is defended that we need such a theory. The book offers a distinctive approach and some quite controversial conclusions. Torbjorn Tannsjo challenges the assumption that hedonistic utilitarianism is at variance with common sense morality particularly as viewed through the perspective of the modern feminist moral critique.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748610426
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Torbjorn Tannsjo
Taking Life, Hardback (September 2015)
When is it right to kill? Three ethical theories are examined, deontology, a moral rights theory, and utilitarianism. The implications of each theory are worked out for different kinds of killing. In the final analysis, utilitarianism can best account for our considered intuitions about these kinds of killing.
Coercive Care, Paperback (May 2015)
Coercive Care asks probing and challenging questions regarding the use of coercion in health care and the social services. The book combines philosophical analysis with comparative studies of social policy and law in a large number of industrialized countries.
Ethics of Sports Medicine, Paperback (August 2013)
This text establishes a critical dialogue between sports ethicists and bioethicists across the range of sporting disciplines at elite level.
Understanding Ethics, Paperback (May 2013)» View all books by Torbjorn Tannsjo
How can we find true or reasonable moral principles to live our everyday lives by? This title presents 7 different moral theories, each of which attempts to provide the answer to the question of what we ought to do and why. It describes each theory, showing how it works in practice, assessing it and putting it into its historical perspective.
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Author Biography - Torbjorn Tannsjo
Torbjorn Tannsjo is Kristian Claeson Professor of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University. He is author of several books including Global Democracy (EUP, 2008), Conservatism for Our Time (1990), Populist Democracy (1993), Hedonistic Utilitarianism (1998) and Understanding Ethics (2002).
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