Consequentialism and the Collective Use of Ethical Reasoning: Remarks on the Value of Life, Dignity and the Debate Approach in J. Glover
Starting from a reading of Jonathan Glover's Causing Death and Saving Lives, the article addresses the general assumptions involved in conceptions of the dignity of life. Compatibility (or not) with a consequentialist point of view makes it possible to clarify the meaning given to thresholds in the intrapersonal comparisons between states of the world. These themes are then discussed within the perspective of dialogue related to the collective assessment of practical guidelines.
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