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The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice$
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Paul Anand, Prasanta Pattanaik, and Clemens Puppe

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199290420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290420.001.0001

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Population Ethics *

Population Ethics *

The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice

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Walter Bossert (Contributor Webpage)

David Donaldson

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews the welfarist approach to population ethics. This chapter provides an overview of the critical‐level utilitarian population principles and their generalized counterparts, examine important properties of these principles and discuss their relationships to other variable population social evaluation rules. The chapter illustrates the difficulties arising in population ethics by means of an impossibility result and present characterizations of the critical‐level generalized utilitarian principles and of three of their sub classes.

Keywords:   population ethics, social evaluation, welfarism, welfarist approach

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