Welfarism

Welfarism – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C06
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Welfarism

What is Welfarism?

Welfarism is our next consequentialist moral theory, following on from last week’s Preference Satisfaction Utilitarianism.

Welfarism is our last consequentialist moral theory in the series, but how does it differ from the others? What are its strengths and weaknesses? What else do we need to know about it?

Find out tonight on Fresh AiR!

Further Reading

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: ‘Consequentialism’
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: ‘Welfarism’, Well-Being
Blackburn, S. (2003) Ethics: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, Oxford University Press
Crisp, R. and Moore, A. (1995) ‘Welfarism in moral theory’, Australian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 74, No. 4
Singer, P. (1993) A Companion to Ethics, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell