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Well-Being and Fair Distribution: Beyond Cost-Benefit Analysis

Matthew Adler

Abstract

This book addresses a range of relevant theoretical issues, including the possibility of an interpersonally comparable measure of well-being, or “utility” metric; the moral value of equality, and how that bears on the form of the social welfare function; social choice under uncertainty; and the possibility of integrating considerations of individual choice and responsibility into the social-welfare-function framework. This book also deals with issues of implementation, and explores how survey data and other sources of evidence might be used to calibrate both a utility metric and a social welfa ... More

Keywords: well-being, utility, moral value, equality, social welfare function, social choice, uncertainty, individual choice, responsibility, personal identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195384994
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384994.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Adler, author
University of Pennsylvania

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