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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


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.

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Additional Information: © 2015 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 12:55
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2024 02:33

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