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Article: Self torture and group beneficence

TitleSelf torture and group beneficence
Authors
Issue Date1997
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0165-0106
Citation
Erkenntnis, 1997, v. 47 n. 1, p. 129-144 How to Cite?
AbstractMoral puzzles about actions which bring about very small or what are said to be imperceptible harms or benefits for each of a large number of people are well known. Less well known is an argument by Warren Quinn that standard theories of rationality can lead an agent to end up torturing himself or herself in a completely foreseeable way, and that this shows that standard theories of rationality need to be revised. We show where Quinn's argument goes wrong, and apply this to the moral puzzles. © 1997 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/179518
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.699
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