This chapter is a long-winded argument directed at reasonable people who believe in ethics. While most of the ideas here aren't new, I haven't found any single place where they have been compiled into a cohesive argument that assumes minimal knowledge from the reader.

My primary goal is to convince you that any reasonable person who believes in ethics should believe in a variant of utilitarianism. In doing so, I hope to counter the idea that ethics is entirely subjective.

  1. Weak Ordering
  2. Numerical Goodness
  3. Personal Utility
  4. Veil of Ignorance
  5. Summatarianism
  6. Universality
  7. What is Utility
  8. Utility Comparisons
  9. Population Ethics
  10. Ethics FAQ