A Royal Road to Consequentialism?
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Volume 13, Number 2
By Martin Peterson
To consequentialise a moral theory means to account for moral phenomena
usually described in nonconsequentialist terms, such as rights, duties,
and virtues, in a consequentialist framework. This paper seeks to show
that all moral theories can be consequentialised. The paper
distinguishes between different interpretations of the
consequentialiser’s thesis, and emphasises the need for a cardinal
ranking of acts. The paper also offers a new answer as to why
consequentialising moral theories is important: This yields crucial
methodological insights about how to pursue ethical inquires.
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