Peter Singer
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(04-15-2010, 08:58 PM)Antonius Block Wrote:
(04-15-2010, 08:47 PM)Anastasia Wrote: Interesting. Does Singer use utilitarianism, then, combined with consequentialism? In other words, the good we look for in the consequence is defined as the greatest good for greatest number? It still doesn't answer the ultimate question "what is good", but it would be more consistent with his previous work. I know the only essays of Singer's I've read, on animal rights, used utilitarianism as a basis.

Sorry, I should have said utilitarianism rather than consequentialism when referrring to Singer's philosophy. Utilitarianism is a subset of consequentialism, though is not identical with it. All utilitarians are consequentialists, but not all consequentialists are utilitarians.

Yes, I was going to mention that but I figured you'd explain it.
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