Lecture 12 - The Right And The Good Consequentialism what...

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The Right And The Good Consequentialism - what is morally good or right is not intrinsic to the act but its consequences. Utilitarianism is consequentialism. Non-consequentialism - there are things you ought to do. Ross’ view is called intuitionism. Intuitionism - what makes it right is not something for which one can come up with a single formula to act accordingly. Ross thinks the quality of rightness or goodness that is part of the right or good act is intuitive, i.e. not inferential. It is something that a well-educated person will intuit without mediation. Some think Aristotle has to fit under non-consequentialism. He is not an intuitionist. Ross: Prima Facie Duties (the first things that are done) This isn't based on one rule that instances all duties. He is reacting primarily to Moore and Ideal Utilitarianism. He reacts to Moore who is utilitarian but not hedonist. Moore maximizes utility but not pleasure. Ross doesn’t think there is a character that makes right acts right. It is more important that moral theory matches the facts. In his experience
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Lecture 12 - The Right And The Good Consequentialism what...

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