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Can Consequentialism Cover Everything?

Bart Streumera1

a1 Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, bs307@cam.ac.uk

Abstract

Derek Parfit, Philip Pettit, and Michael Smith defend a version of consequentialism that covers everything. I argue that this version of consequentialism is false. Consequentialism, I argue, can only cover things that belong to a combination of things that agents can bring about.