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Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism by  David Lyons - First edition - 1965 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 00009008)

Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism

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Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism

by Lyons, David

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Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo. [7], viii-xii, [3], 2-225, [1] pp. Navy cloth with copper lettering on the spine. Price of 45s. net on the front flap of the dust jacket. SEP, "Promises". Slater 581. Lyons' first book: here the classic objection to rule utilitarianism is posed. If a rule can be amended by a sub-rule that would produce more utility for an exceptional ethical case, rules in this utilitarian framework will have as many sub-rules as there are exceptional cases for the rule. Lyons argues that this results in abandoning the rule in favor of acting to produce maximum utility. Thus Rule Utilitarianism collapses to Act Utilitarianism. Lyons also argues that no form of utilitarianism can account for Fairness and Promising. An influential book in the field of utilitarian ethics and moral behavior, difficult to find in the first edition. A Near Fine book with a bit of foxing to the top textblock and minor wear to the bottom edges of the boards; dust jacket is Very Good with a few traces of edge wear and minor toning to the spine panel.

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Evening Star Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
00009008
Title
Forms and Limits of Utilitarianism
Author
Lyons, David
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
At the Clarendon Press
Place of Publication
Oxford
Date Published
1965
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Philosophy;

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