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Justice within a life

@article{Mendola2004JusticeWA,
  title={Justice within a life},
  author={Joseph Mendola},
  journal={American Philosophical Quarterly},
  year={2004},
  volume={41},
  pages={125-140}
}
  • J. Mendola
  • Published 2004
  • Economics
  • American Philosophical Quarterly
Prudence--the maximization of one’s own welfare irrespective of temporal propinquity--seems to many obviously rational. Special, controversial, and often difficult argument seems necessary to show that an equivalent concern with the welfare of others is rational. But Henry Sidgwick asked an important question about this distribution of the burden of proof: I do not see why the axiom of Prudence should not be questioned, when it conflicts with present inclination, on a ground similar to that on… 
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For something like this proposal see Thomas L. Carson, Value and the Good Life
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