Multi-Dimensional Consequentialism and Risk

In his new book, The Dimensions of Consequentialism, Martin Peterson proposes a version of multi-dimensional consequentialism according to which risk is one among several dimensions. We argue that Peterson’s treatment of risk is unsatisfactory. More precisely, we discuss a number of major problems o...

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Published in:Ethical theory and moral practice
Authors: Andrić, Vuko ; Tanyi, Attila 1976-
Contributors: Peterson, Martin 1975- (Bibliographic antecedent)
Format: Electronic Review
Language:English
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Published: Springer Science + Business Media B. V [2016]
In: Ethical theory and moral practice
Year: 2016, Volume: 19, Issue: 1, Pages: 49-57
RelBib Classification:NCA Ethics
VA Philosophy
Further subjects:B Book review
B Moral Dimension
B Risk
B Moral aspect
B Consequentialism
B Martin Peterson
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Summary:In his new book, The Dimensions of Consequentialism, Martin Peterson proposes a version of multi-dimensional consequentialism according to which risk is one among several dimensions. We argue that Peterson’s treatment of risk is unsatisfactory. More precisely, we discuss a number of major problems of one-dimensional (objective or subjective) consequentialism, and show that none of them disappears with Peterson’s proposal. In ending our paper, we address the objection that our discussion overlooks the fact that Peterson’s proposal is not the best version of multi-dimensional consequentialism. Our reply is that the possibilities of improving multi-dimensional consequentialism are very limited as far as risk is concerned.
ISSN:1572-8447
Reference:Kritik in "The Dimensions of Consequentialism (2016)"
Contains:Enthalten in: Ethical theory and moral practice
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/s10677-015-9658-5