John W. Chapman on Utilitarianism - Dictionary of Arguments
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Utilitarianism/Chapman/Gaus: While it is perfectly consistent with liberalism for an individual to sacrifice some parts of his life for more good in other parts, this seems illiberal in political decisions about the distribution of benefits between people. Thus the complaint that the principle of utility treats society ‘as a sort of single great person’ (Chapman, 1964(1): 163). >Utilitarian liberalism/Gaus.
1. Chapman, John W. (1964) ‘Justice and fairness’. In Carl J. Friedrich and John W. Chapman, eds, NOMOS VI: Justice. New York: Atherton.
Gaus, Gerald F. 2004. „The Diversity of Comprehensive Liberalisms.“ In: Gaus, Gerald F. & Kukathas, Chandran 2004. Handbook of Political Theory. SAGE Publications._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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