What We Together Do
Parfit (Derek)
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  1. I called a chapter in a recent book 'Five Mistakes in Moral Mathematics'. One of these mistakes, I claimed, was to ignore the effects of what we together do. There seemed to me several cases in which we should appeal to these effects. I now believe that the mistake was mine: we never need to appeal to these effects. In this paper I explain this change of view.
  2. The paper defends Act Consequentialism. But it can be read, more broadly, as a defence of one view about the part of morality which depends on consequences.


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