Chaospet (Daily Nous Philosophy Comics)

Chaospet (Daily Nous Philosophy Comics)


Chaospet
by Ryan Lake



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Colin McGinn
Colin McGinn
5 years ago

Why maximizing good consequences is not a sound morality.

Jon Light
Jon Light
5 years ago

I think this is more of an example about how to be a bad consequentialist, not that consequentialism is implausible.

Daniel Kaufman
Reply to  Jon Light
5 years ago

There are more than enough arguments as to the implausibility of consequentialism. Something like serves merely to illustrate it; to work at the rhetorical level. And it does it very well.

Colin McGinn
Colin McGinn
5 years ago

It simply takes hedonic maximization to the logical limit. Or not quite: what about a duty to improve as many people’s bad mood as possible?

Hey Nonny Mouse
Reply to  Colin McGinn
5 years ago

But the characters are being unrealistic about how to most effectively promote untility, aren’t they?

Daniel Kaufman
5 years ago

Terrific. And spot-on.