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Well-being and fair distribution : beyond cost-benefit analysis

Author: Matthew D Adler
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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In Well-Being and Fair Distribution: Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis, author Matthew D. Adler provides readers with a comprehensive philosophically grounded argument for the use of social welfare functions as a framework for governmental policy analysis.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew D Adler
ISBN: 9780195384994 0195384997
OCLC Number: 717302950
Description: xx, 635 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preliminaries: morality, consequentialism, welfarism --
The SWF approach and its competitors --
Well-being and interpersonal comparisons --
Estimating utilities --
The case for a continuous prioritarian SWF --
Lifetime prioritarianism --
Ranking actions: prioritarianism under uncertainty --
Next steps.
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... a new and refreshing take on the subject of fair distribution... an invaluable contribution to an ongoing dialogue that is critically important to sustain and nourish. Efthymios Athanasiou, New Read more...

 
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