Voorhoeve, Alex (2014) How should we aggregate competing claims? Ethics . ISSN 0014-1704 (In Press)
Many believe that we ought to save a large number from being permanently bedridden rather than save one from death. Many also believe that we ought to save one from death rather than a multitude from a very minor harm, no matter how large this multitude. I argue that a principle I call “Aggregate Relevant Claims” satisfactorily explains these judgments. I offer a rationale for this principle and defend it against objections.
|Additional Information:||© 2014 by The University of Chicago|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics|
|Sets:||Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method|
|Date Deposited:||27 Feb 2014 10:02|
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