Eclectic Distributional Ethics
AbstractUtilitarians, egalitarians, prioritarians, and sufficientarians each provide examples of situations demonstrating, often compellingly, that a sensible ethical observer must adopt their view and reject the others. We argue, to the contrary, that an attractive ethic is eclectic, in the sense of coinciding with these apparently different views in different regions of the space of social states.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University in its series Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers with number 1408.
Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2003
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Publication status: Published in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (2004), 3(3): 267-281
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