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Louis Pojman on Utilitarianism

A Level: OCR

A detailed investigation into Louis Pojman's key ideas on utilitarianism, including what they are, how they work, and why they're important. This lesson provides a brief biography of Louis Pojman and covers the text of the chapter on utilitarianism in his Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong. This includes comparing act utilitarianism and rule utilitarianism, analysing their strength and weaknesses, and proposing multilevel rule utilitarianism as a workable normative ethical theory.

GTRS C U LPOU Ethics Discovering Right and Wrong (4)Louis Pojman's Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong isn't all about utilitarianism; instead, it's in large part a survey of several important and influential normative ethical theories, including utilitarianism, and an analysis and evaluation of the workability of each one. Although Louis Pojman died in 2005, James Fieser has continued to amend and update the book for undergraduate students of philosophy, religious studies, and theology. It's a little expensive, but the eighth edition is available here and is an excellent resource for anyone really interested in ethics.

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