People in Suitcases

Journal of Moral Philosophy 20 (1-2):3-30 (2022)
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Abstract

Ex-ante deontology is an attempt to combine deontological constraints on doing or intending harm with the idea that one should act in everyone’s interest if possible. I argue that ex-ante deontology has serious problems in cases where multiple decisions are to be made over time. I then argue that these problems force us to choose between commonsense deontological morality and a more consequentialist morality. I suggest that we should choose the latter.

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Kacper Kowalczyk
University College London

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