By Tom Butler-Bowdon

ISBN-10: 1857886291

ISBN-13: 9781857886290

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Featuring texts by means of Saul Alinsky, Edmund Burke, Rachel Carson, Carl von Clausewitz, Francis Fukuyama, Mahatma Gandhi, Friedrich Hayek, Thomas Hobbes, Martin Luther King,  Niccolo Machiavelli, Karl Marx, J. S. Mill, George Orwell, Thomas Paine, Plato, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Alexis De Tocqueville, Mary Wollstonecraft, and lots of extra.
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Tom Butler-Bowdon is knowledgeable at the "literature of possibility," overlaying psychology, philosophy, self-help, spirituality, and prosperity. His first booklet, 50 Self-Help Classics, gained the Benjamin Franklin Award and was once a Foreword journal e-book of the yr. A graduate of the London university of Economics and the college of Sydney, Tom lives in Oxford, uk, and Australia. stopover at:

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30 THE REJECTION OF CONSEQUENTIALISM conception of the overall good; its rankings of states of affairs, in other words, are directly affected by the ways in which benefits and burdens are distributed within those states of affairs. In each of the three respects just mentioned, pluralistic lexical consequentialism is closer to Rawls's Difference Principle, which incorporates the same conception of the individual good, has a lexical structure, and relies on ‘primary goods’ as an objective standard for interpersonal comparisons, than it is to utilitarianism.

Yet typical non-consequentialist accounts maintain that, in at least some cases of just this kind, the agent must refrain from harming. 22 Thus, for example, some people argue as follows. If you can either prevent the murder of one innocent person or the murder of five innocent people, it is rational to prevent the murder of the five, since you owe only a duty of positive aid to all six potential victims, and if you can either provide more or less positive aid, it is rational to provide more. But if you would have to murder one innocent person in order to prevent the murder of five by someone else, then you must not do so.

Now the incompleteness in typical accounts of such restrictions does not prevent us from grasping their intuitive appeal, or from seeing in a general way how they are supposed to function. And similarly, I believe that even though the accounts of the agent-centred prerogative and the distributive principle offered here have been incomplete, enough has been said to show that these devices, characterized along the lines I have suggested, do indeed enable the distributive hybrid to avoid the objections dealing with justice and integrity as I have been construing them.

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