Setiya on Consequentialism and Constraints

Utilitas 33 (4):474-479 (2021)
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Abstract

It is widely held that agent-neutral consequentialism is incompatible with deontic constraints. Recently, Kieran Setiya has challenged this orthodoxy by presenting a form of agent-neutral consequentialism that he claims can capture deontic constraints. In this reply, we argue against Setiya's proposal by pointing to features of deontic constraints that his account fails to capture.

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Ryan Cox
University of Sydney
Matthew Hammerton
Singapore Management University

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