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Scarre on Evil Pleasures

Utilitas 12 (1):97 (2000)

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  1. Upton on Evil Pleasures.Geoffrey Scarre - 2001 - Utilitas 13 (1):106-111.
    In a recent contribution to Utilitas Hugh Upton has criticized my defence of utilitarianism against the charge that it is committed to regarding the pleasures taken by sadists in other people's pain as increasing the amount of good in the world and so at least partially offsetting the suffering of the victims. In the present paper I clarify and defend my view that sadists implicitly insult their own human qualities, thus rendering it impossible to respect themselves as human beings, when (...)
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