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On the moral obligation to stop shit-stirring

14 mins | Jan 4, 2021

How 'utilitarianism' could be the ideal public morality for our troubled age. It is defined as "the idea that we should evaluate the moral worth of an action by its consequences, and that the best actions are those that bring about the most good for the most people." In Psyche magazine, professor of philosophy at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, Nicholas Agar, penned this thoughtful essay on the subject and elaborates on his critique of the philosophical style that prioritises aggravation over moral substance.

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From Psyche