So here is an idea that seems potentially fun. Some people explain their favorite objection to consequentialism (or at any rate an objection they think worth taking seriously) and then others (or I suppose the same person) attempt to explain why they think the objection does not damage consequentialism’s prospects. It would be good if people try to keep track of whether or not one’s favorite consequentialist dodge can help itself to the previous dodges that people have offered or if it precludes some of them. Perhaps we should number the objections in the order presented.
I’ll start things off. Objection 1: Consequentialism recommends harming one person severely if doing so would prevent many people from suffering very small harms.