Sunday, March 08, 2009

Luke Muehlhauser's Work on Desire Utilitarianism

One thing that I am particularly poor is as self-promotion

In fact, I am so poor at it, I probably do this site more harm than good. This is in spite of some efforts by others who have tried to help me. It is not that I do not appreciate their help. It is that I have doubts about what is worth promoting.

Well, one of the members of the studio audience has thought that the ideas in this blog are worth promoting and has done a fine job of it.

Luke Muehlhauser has produced a 2 minute trailer on this blog.

He has also created a free 43-page e-book on desire utilitarianism. At the same location you can also find an audio version of the same book. The audio file is less than 1 hour long.

Finally, Luke has produced an FAQ on desire utilitarianism built from this blog, my website, and other materials on the web. I was quite impressed with it. It is something that I should have done a long time ago.

Though I am in no way a co-author of this work, Luke did provide me with questions. In fact, some of the questions from the studio audience that I have answered in the past week came from Luke for the purpose of clarifying issues for the book or adding them to the FAQ.

It is a substantially accurate account of the theories that I have been presenting in this blog or elsewhere. They would be useful references for those who wish to understand desire utilitarianism or to explain it to others.

3 comments:

Luke said...

In the post you got my name right, but in the title you got it wrong. My name is:

Luke Muehlhauser

Piero said...

Congratulations to Luke. The one thing desire utilitarianism needs is exposure. I came to this blog almost by chance; Luke's hard work should change that a little.

Sabio said...

Luke, great job !
I still am suspect that "the greatest number" of anything -- desires, happiness, or offspring -- is somehow naturally superior to anything of less than majority. I have always been suspect of the majority. Can we base a whole moral system on a number?