Publication Date

2013

Abstract

The paper defends egoism and consequentialism against Dancy’s charge that they are self-refuting. Exegesis and criticism is provided of relevant arguments in Parfit and Dancy, and special attention is paid to the notion of blameless wrongdoing and to the act/agent distinction. The paper concludes that neither theory, if properly stated, is self-refuting, nor indeed indirectly self-defeating.

School/Institute

Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry

Document Type

Book Chapter

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