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L'utilitarisme: les cercles concentriques d'une définition

Abstract : Normative economics is directly concerned by utilitarianism, as ethics with scientific claim. The will to define a real "moral arithmetic" does not allow to clear up a persistent confusion about the definition of utilitarianism. Here it will be defended the fact that this confusion is a supplementary source of debates; it results from the existence of analytical frameworks, which are more or less broad and fitted together: three more and more restricted definitions of utilitarianism seem to coexist but the agreement on the first one does not imply the same agreement on the other ones.
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Claude Gamel. L'utilitarisme: les cercles concentriques d'une définition. Économies et sociétés. Série PE, Histoire de la pensée économique, ISMEA, 1999, 28 (4), pp.101-138. ⟨halshs-02520678⟩



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