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Concerns for the poorly off in ordering risky prospects

Bovens, Luc (2015) Concerns for the poorly off in ordering risky prospects. Economics and Philosophy, 31 (3). pp. 397-429. ISSN 0266-2671

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Identification Number: 10.1017/S0266267115000188

Abstract

The Distribution View provides a model that integrates four distributional concerns in the evaluation of risky prospects. Starting from these concerns, we can generate an ordering over a set of risky prospects, or, starting from an ordering, we can extract a characterization of the underlying distributional concerns. Separability of States and/or Persons for multiple-person risky prospects, for single-person risky prospects and for multiple-person certain prospects are discussed within the model. The Distribution View sheds light on public health policies and provides a framework for the discussion of Parfit's Priority View for risky prospects.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJourna...
Additional Information: © 2015 Cambridge University Press
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 12:55
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2015 16:56
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/56831

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