David Sobel (Syracuse): The Impotence of the Demandingness Objection

My thesis is that the Demandingness Objection cannot itself provide good reason to break with Consequentialism since it must presuppose the truth of prior and independent breaks with the view. The way the Objection measures the demandingness of an ethical theory reflects rather than justifies already being in the grip of key anti-Consequentialist conclusions. We should reject Consequentialism independently of the Objection or not at all.

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Mon 10 Jul 2017, 12:30pm to 2:00pm


Coombs Seminar Room A

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