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How should we aggregate competing claims?

Voorhoeve, Alex (2014) How should we aggregate competing claims? Ethics, 125 (1). pp. 64-87. ISSN 0014-1704

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Identification Number: 10.1086/677022


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.

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Additional Information: © 2014 by The University of Chicago
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 10:02
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018 13:30

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