Weighing Goods

Weighing Goods : Equality, Uncertainty and Time

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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 ethics, the foundations of decision theory, the value of equality and the moral significance of a person's continuing identity through time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 155 x 228 x 15mm | 408g
  • BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0631199721
  • 9780631199724
  • 664,584

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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 ethics, the foundations of decision theory, the value of equality and the moral significance of a person's continuing identity through time.
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 - the structure of good; introduction 2 - weighing goods; similarity arguments; the separability theorems; expected utility and rationality; the coherence of good; coherence against the Pareto Principle; the principle of personal good; equality; the interpersonal addition theorem; utilitarian metaphysics.
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About John Broome

John Broome is White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford University.
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