The Repugnant Conclusion on Realistic Choice Sets

  title={The Repugnant Conclusion on Realistic Choice Sets},
  author={Leslie Shiell},
  • 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

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