Simulation theory and interpersonal utility comparisons reconsidered

  title={Simulation theory and interpersonal utility comparisons reconsidered},
  author={Mauro Rossi},
  • Mauro Rossi
  • Published 1 April 2014
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • Synthese
Abstract According to a popular strategy amongst economists and philosophers, in order to solve the problem of interpersonal utility comparisons, we have to look at how ordinary people make such comparisons in everyday life. The most recent attempt to develop this strategy has been put forward by Goldman in his “Simulation and Interpersonal Utility” (Ethics 4:709–726, 1995). Goldman claims, first, that ordinary people make interpersonal comparisons by simulation and, second, that simulation is… Expand
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