The Axiomatic Approach to Population Ethics

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Blackorby, Charles; Bossert, Walter; Donaldson, David;
  • Publisher: Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
  • Subject: Sadistic Conclusion | lation ethics, axiomatic methodology | Repugnant Conclusion | Population Ethics | Population Ethics, Repugnant Conclusion, Sadistic Conclusion
    • jel: jel:D63 | jel:D60
    mesheuropmc: humanities

This paper examines several families of population principles in the light of a set of axioms. In addition to the critical-level utilitarian, number-sensitive critical-level utilitarian and number-dampened families and their generalized counterparts, we consider the res... View more
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