The person-affecting restriction, comparativism, and the moral status of potential people.

  title={The person-affecting restriction, comparativism, and the moral status of potential people.},
  author={Gustaf Arrhenius},
  journal={Ethical perspectives},
  volume={10 3-4},
  • G. Arrhenius
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Ethical perspectives
Traditional ethical theories have paradoxical implications in regards to questions concerning procreation and our moral duties to future people. It has been suggested that the crux of the problem resides in an all too 'impersonal' axiology and that the problems of population axiology can be solved by adopting a 'Person Affecting Restriction' which in its slogan form states that an outcome can only be better than another if it is better for people. This move has been especially popular in the… Expand
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