UTILITARIANISM

A conversation with Professor Roger Crisp 

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Roger Crisp is Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. He holds the university posts of Professor of Moral Philosophy and Uehiro Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy. He works in the field of ethics, in particular metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics. 

 

He is the author of multiple books including Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Mill on utilitarianism, Virtue ethics, Reasons and the good,  and The Oxford handbook of the history of ethics.

In our discussion, we talked about the history of utilitarianism, in Bentham and J. S. Mill. We gave our accounts of the foundations of ethical theories and debated the usefulness of rule consequentialism. 

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