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Weighing goods : equality, uncertainty and time

Author: John Broome
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Basil Blackwell, 2003.
Series: Economics and Philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study uses techniques from economics to illuminate fundamental questions in ethics, particularly in the foundations of utilitarianism. Topics considered include the nature of teleological  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Broome
ISBN: 9781119451297 1119451299 9781119451235 111945123X
OCLC Number: 993761371
Description: 1 online resource (271 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. Introduction I: The Structure of Good; 1.1 Acts versus consequences, and agent relativity; 1.2 The working of ethical considerations; 1.3 Teleological structure; 1.4 Does good exist?; Notes; Chapter 2. Introduction II: Weighing Goods; 2.1 Locations of good, and separability; 2.2 Three dimensions of locations; 2.3 Dimensions with varying lengths; 2.4 What things are good?; 2.5 An outline of the argument; Notes; Chapter 3. Similarity Arguments; 3.1 Parfit, Section 1; 3.2 Parfit, Section 2; 3.3 Harsanyi; Notes. Chapter 4. The Separability Theorems4.1 Two examples; 4.2 Definitions and theorems; 4.3 The significance of additive separability; 4.4 The rectangular field assumption; Notes; Appendix to Chapter 4: Proofs; Chapter 5. Expected Utility and Rationality; 5.1 Axiomatic expected utility theory; 5.2 The sure-thing principle; 5.3 Individuation of outcomes; 5.4 Transitivity of preferences; 5.5 Rational requirements of indifference; 5.6 Individuation and the sure-thing principle; 5.7 The dispersion of value amongst states of nature; 5.8 The rectangular field assumption; Notes. Chapter 6. The Coherence of Good6.1 The goodness of uncertain prospects; 6.2 Betterness and rational preferences; 6.3 The argument for coherence; 6.4 Representing betterness by utility; 6.5 Bernoulli's hypothesis; Notes; Chapter 7. Coherence Against the Pareto Principle; 7.1 The conflict; 7.2 Two better principles; 7.3 Welfare economics; Notes; Chapter 8. The Principle of Personal Good; 8.1 Qualifications; 8.2 The beginning of a defence; Notes; Chapter 9. Equality; 9.1 A utilitarian case for equality; 9.2 Types of egalitarianism; 9.3 Equality under uncertainty; 9.4 Fairness and equality. NotesChapter 10. The Interpersonal Addition Theorem; 10.1 Proof; 10.2 Connecting dimensions; 10.3 The utilitarian principle of distribution; Notes; Chapter 11. Utilitarian Metaphysics?; 11.1 The intertemporal addition theorem; 11.2 The principle of temporal good; 11.3 The metaphysical argument; 11.4 Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; EULA.
Series Title: Economics and Philosophy.
Responsibility: John Broome.

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