Ben Eggleston

Associate Professor of Philosophy
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Dr. Eggleston's main interests are in ethics, political philosophy, rational choice theory, and the philosophy of law. Most of his research is concerned with utilitarianism, an approach to ethics that maintains that the rightness and wrongness of actions are determined by the actions' effects on the overall well-being of everyone affected by them. In connection with his interest in utilitarianism and other ethical theories, Dr. Eggleston studies the ways in which our thinking about ethical theories should be influenced by thought experiments - hypothetical ethical dilemmas meant to probe and elicit our ethical intuitions.


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