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.
|Titolo tradotto del contributo||[Autom. eng. transl.] Person and identity in utilitarianism (coherent)|
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Chi dice io? Alle radici dell'identità personale|
|Numero di pagine||22|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2012|