The Repugnant Conclusion on Realistic Choice Sets

@inproceedings{Shiell2005TheRC,
  title={The Repugnant Conclusion on Realistic Choice Sets},
  author={Leslie Shiell},
  year={2005}
}
  • Leslie Shiell
  • Published 2005
Both classical and critical-level generalized utilitarianism (CGU and CLGU) exhibit the repugnant conclusion on an unrestricted choice set when repugnance is defined in terms of the critical level. However, contrary to common belief, the repugnant conclusion is not an inherent feature of utilitarian population principles. Rather, it results from the interaction of the principles with certain choice sets. Choice sets can be assessed in terms of their realism, defined as conformity with universal… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
8 Citations
12 References
Similar Papers

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 12 references

Critical Levels and the (Reverse) Repugnant Conclusion,

  • C. Blackorby, W. Bossert, D. Donaldson, M. Fleurbaey
  • Journal of Economics (Zeitschrift fur…
  • 1998

Critical-Level Utilitarianism and the Population-Ethics Dilemma,

  • C. Blackorby, W. Bossert, D. Donaldson
  • Economics and Philosophy
  • 1997

What Should We Do About Future Generations? Impossibility of Parfit’s Theory X,

  • Ng, Y.-K
  • Economics and Philosophy
  • 1989

Future Generations, Further Problems,

  • D. Parfit
  • Philosophy and Public Affairs
  • 1982
1 Excerpt

Is It Wrong to Prevent the Existence of Future Generations?

  • R. Sikora
  • Obligations to Future Generations (Philadelphia…
  • 1978
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…