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Author Name:    LYONS, David.

Title:   Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism.

Publisher:    Oxford University Press / Clarendon Press, Oxford , 1965, 

Seller ID:   96005

LYONS, David. Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism. Oxford : At the ClarendonPress, 1965. First Edition. Pp [i]-xii,(2),[1]-225,(1). Index. 8vo, dark b lue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : I. Utilitarian Generalization : a. Two Kinds of Utilitarianism. b. Development of the New Utilitarianism. c. The Dimensions of the Principles. II. Describing an Action : a. Relevance and Consistency. b. The Method of Rebuttals. c. General Utilitarian Properties. III. Extensional Equivalence. a. Linearity and Thresholds for Causal Linearity. b. Causal Linearity and the Relevance of Others' Behaviour. c. The General Utilitarian Relevance of Others' Behaviour. d. Extensional Equivalence. IV. Rule-Utilitarianism : a. Primitive Rule-Utilitarianism. b. Non-Primitive Rule-Utilitarianism. c. Utility and Rules. V. Limits of Utility : a. Arguments from Fairness. b. The Practice Conception of Promising. Appendix : The pathology of an Argument. Rubbed, corners bumped, light spotting to cloth, else very good. 35.00


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