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Inclusive Ethics: Extending Beneficence and Egalitarian Justice

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2017.09.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ingmar Persson, Inclusive Ethics: Extending Beneficence and Egalitarian Justice, Oxford University Press, 2017, 288 pp., $70.00 (hbk), Reviewed by David Kaspar, St. John's University This book offers a comprehensive moral theory and applies it to a wide variety of issues. Abortion, personal identity, speciesism, death, the repugnant conclusion, prioritarianism, the philosophy of life -- all these and other topics are covered. Persson's general moral theory is a distinctive justice-respecting consequentialism aptly captured by the name 'inclusive ethics'.. Clearly more is covered by his theory than most ethicists would allow, including merely possible conscious beings and maggots. Its two fundamental concepts are beneficence and justice. The foundations of his theory are apparently more fully treated in his previous book, From Morality to the End of Reason (Oxford University Press, 2013), to which he. . .

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