Part I: Classical Sources:.
1. From An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation: Jeremy Bentham.
2. From Utilitarianism: John Stuart Mill.
3. From Dr Whewell on Moral Philosophy: John Stuart Mill.
4. From The Methods of Ethics: Henry Sidgwick.
5. From Principia Ethica: G. E. Moore.
Part II: Contemporary Expressions:.
6. Consequentialism: Philip Pettit.
7. From The Rejection of Consequentialism: Samuel Scheffler.
8. From Reasons and Persons:Derek Parfit.
9. Alienation, Consequentialism, and the Demands of Morality: Peter Railton.
10. Bayesian Decision Theory and Utilitarian Ethics: John C. Harsanyi.
11. Toward a Credible Form of Utilitarianism: Richard B. Brandt.
12. Motive Utilitarianism: Robert Adams.
Part III: Contemporary Discussion:.
13. Classical Utilitarianism: John Rawls.
14. Utilitarianism and Welfarism: Amartya Sen.
'Darwall's collection is ideal for a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in ethical theory in which consequentialism is a central topic. It contains generous excerpts from the main historical proponents of consequentialism and a well-chosen selection of contemporary expressions and discussions of consequentialism.’ David O. Brink, University of California, San Diego
- Edited and introduced by Stephen Darwall, examines key topics in the consequentialist branch of moral theory.
- Includes seven essays which respond to the classic sources.
- Includes an insightful discussion of central topics in consequentialism by John Rawls and Amartya Sen.
- Includes classic articles by key figures such Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Henry Sidgwick and G. E. Moore; and recent reactions to this work by philosophers including Philip Pettit, Derek Parfit, Samuel Scheffler, Peter Railton, R. B. Brandt, J. C. Harsanyi, and Robert Adams.