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Weighing Lives$
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John Broome

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199243761

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005

DOI: 10.1093/019924376X.001.0001

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Indeterminate Betterness

Indeterminate Betterness

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(p.164) 12 Indeterminate Betterness
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Weighing Lives
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John Broome (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019924376X.003.0012

This chapter gives qualified support to a fourth approach to incorporating the neutrality intuition. It considers the possibility that the betterness relation is indeterminate, but in the end supports the related but different view that betterness is vague. It adopts the supervaluation account of vagueness, which opens the way to continuing the development of the theory of weighing lives.

Keywords:   incommensurability, vagueness, vague betterness, vague relations, supervaluation

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