Persona e identità nell’utilitarismo (coerente)

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Person and identity in utilitarianism (coherent)

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The essay elucidates, in the thought of some significant utilitarian philosophers, both the notion of person, both the theory about the manner in which the person must be treated. To this end, first it summarizes the essential features of J. Bentham’s utilitarianism, including its conception of the person, since he is practically the founder of the utilitarian tradition of moral inquiry, as well as an author very coherent; then outlines the utilitarian conception about the question of justice, of equality and rights of the persons; then focuses P. Singer’s conception of the person, because it is coherent almost like that of Bentham; below examines different variants of the foundation of the ethical principle of utility, because it is the latter that entails the ethical consequentialist and utilitarian conception that is related to the treatment of the person; finally, as an alternative to utilitarianism, briefly refers to the uniqueness of each person.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Person and identity in utilitarianism (coherent)
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationChi dice io? Alle radici dell'identità personale
EditorsL. Grion
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • identità
  • persona
  • utilitarismo


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