A Utilitarian Argument: Laying the Foundation for a Coherent System of Law
Otago Law Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2002
18 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2015
Date Written: 2002
"Morality is not to be discovered but to be made: we have to decide what moral values to adopt: what moral stands to take." In this paper I argue that, given certain assumptions about human nature, utilitarianism is the most persuasive moral theory. This has important implications for legal policy and principle. In relation to any legal issue, the path that should be followed is the one that will maximise happiness.
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Bagaric, Mirko, A Utilitarian Argument: Laying the Foundation for a Coherent System of Law (2002). Otago Law Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2677530
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