New inconsistencies in infinite utilitarianism

  • D. Fishkind, J. D. Hamkins, and B. Montero, “New inconsistencies in infinite utilitarianism,” Australasian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 80, iss. 2, pp. 178-190, 2002.  
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In the context of worlds with infinitely many bearers of utility, we argue that several collections of natural Utilitarian principles–principles which are certainly true in the classical finite Utilitarian context and which any Utilitarian would find appealing–are inconsistent.

Barbara Gail Montero

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