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A Better Place: Essays on Desire Utilitarianism

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A Better Place: Essays on Desire Utilitarianism
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When I was young I decided to try to leave the world better than it would have been if I had never lived. To do this, I had to know what ‘A Better Place’ actually was. Thus, I spent 12 years in college studying moral philosophy. This book contains a set of essays describing pieces of the answers I think I found. I argue that we cannot reliably find those answers in scripture, in subjective sentiment, or in evolved dispositions. In fact, those who look in these places for answers often leave the world worse than it would have otherwise been. Instead, I argue for ‘desire utilitarianism’ – the idea that morality involves using praise and condemnation to promote desires that tend to fulfill other desires, and to inhibit desires that tend to thwart other desires. The details and my defense of those answers can be found inside this book. I hope that what you find inside will also inspire and help you, too, to try to make the world a better place than it... More > would have otherwise been.< Less
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  • By James Lazarus
    Dec 4, 2006
    "Excellent! Intriguing and Well-Argued" This book is well-argued for and very intriguing, both for its originality and for its intuitive appeal. Fyfe has spent years researching this issue, and the selected essays that appear in this book outline some of his major discoveries and the core aspects of his ethical philosophy. If you, like Alonzo Fyfe, would like to leave the world a better place, I think a great place for you to start is reading this book, and gaining an insight into what it truly is to be "good", "moral", or "better". I highly recommend this.
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Publisher
Alonzo Fyfe
Published
September 30, 2011
Language
English
Pages
168
File Format
PDF
File Size
808.92 KB

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