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The Rejection of ConsequentialismA Philosophical Investigation of the Considerations Underlying Rival Moral Conceptions$
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Samuel Scheffler

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198235118

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198235119.001.0001

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(p.152) Deontology and the Agent: A Reply to Jonathan Bennett

(p.152) Deontology and the Agent: A Reply to Jonathan Bennett

The Rejection of Consequentialism

Samuel Scheffler

Oxford University Press

Scheffler argues, in response to criticisms by Jonathan Bennett, that there is a non‐trivial sense of ‘agent‐centredness’ that applies to both an agent‐centred prerogative and agent‐centred restrictions. In further articulating this notion of agent‐centredness, Scheffler anticipates and responds to four objections that Bennett might make to his argument. He also discusses the relation between agent‐centredness and the doing/allowing distinction.

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