Archive for December 23rd, 2002

Steven Den Beste writes today about consequentialism. As he says, he is not himself a consequentialist; he finds all utilitarian criteria, and all other ethical rules, inadequate. This makes him an intuitionist, as I have written before. Nevertheless he has residual sympathy with some forms of utilitarianism and understates the problems with the theory. Consequentialism […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted December 23, 2002 @ 5:09 PM | Philosophy

Steven Den Beste says that, no matter what words you use, the concept eventually reasserts itself, which is a cheerful thought: The reality is that words follow concepts and not the other way around. If you force someone to use a different term for something, then the meaning of that term will eventually modify in […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted December 23, 2002 @ 10:26 AM | General