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dc.contributor.authorBlackorby, Charles
dc.contributor.authorBossert, Walter
dc.contributor.authorDonaldson, David
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-22T19:56:09Z
dc.date.available2006-09-22T19:56:09Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1866/486
dc.format.extent121392 bytes
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dc.publisherUniversité de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques.fr
dc.subjectPopulation Ethics
dc.subjectCritical-Level Generalized Utilitarianism
dc.subjectRepugnant Conclusion
dc.titleCritical-Level Population Principles and the Repugnant Conclusion
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversité de Montréal. Faculté des arts et des sciences. Département de sciences économiques
dcterms.abstractCritical-level generalized-utilitarian population principles with positive critical levels pro-vide an ethically attractive way of avoiding the repugnant conclusion. We discuss the axiomatic foundations of critical-level generalized utilitarianism and investigate its rela-tionship to the sadistic and strong sadistic conclusions. A positive critical level avoids the repugnant conclusion. We demonstrate that, although no critical-level generalized-utilitarian principle can avoid both the repugnant and strong sadistic conclusions, princi-ples that avoid both have significant defects.
dcterms.isPartOfurn:ISSN:0709-9231
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oaire.citationIssue2002-15


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