Can act-utilitarianism be put into practice?

Journal of Value Inquiry 11 (1):49-58 (1977)

Abstract

A frequent objection to act-Utilitarianism is that, Because the consequences of acts extend indefinitely into the future, I cannot put the theory into practice, By trying to decide on its basis what it would be right to do in this case. I reinforce this unworkability argument with an argument designed to show that our ignorance of acts' total actual consequences, At least in the case of a great many acts, Stems not merely from remoteness in the causal and/or temporal orders but also from the "kinds" of consequences which go to comprise acts' total actual consequences

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