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New axiomatic characterizations of utilitarianism

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  • Levin, Vladimir L.

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We give new axiomatic characterizations of utilitarianism in the absence of the unrestricted domain assumption, examine independence of proposed axioms, and discuss connections between our axioms and the known ones.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Mathematical Social Sciences.

Volume (Year): 58 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 15-24

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Handle: RePEc:eee:matsoc:v:58:y:2009:i:1:p:15-24

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Keywords: Social welfare functional Translation-invariance Quasi Pareto principle Strongly utilitarian social welfare mapping Solidarity Localization;

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  1. Levin, Vladimir L., 2010. "On social welfare functionals: Representation theorems and equivalence classes," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 59(3), pages 299-305, May.
  2. Levin, Vladimir L., 2010. "On collective utility functions admitting linear representations," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(3), pages 364-371, May.

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