Utilitarianism and interpersonal comparison

@article{Ng1992UtilitarianismAI,
  title={Utilitarianism and interpersonal comparison},
  author={Y. Ng},
  journal={Social Choice and Welfare},
  year={1992},
  volume={9},
  pages={1-15}
}
  • Y. Ng
  • Published 1992
  • Sociology, Economics
  • Social Choice and Welfare
Beliefs in the impossibility of interpersonal comparison of welfare and the unacceptability of utilitarianism are based on a non-materialist solution to the theory of mind, i.e. on the existence of a soul. The compellingness of the theory of evolution and some discoveries in brain sciences render (philosophical) materialism very persuasive. The acceptance of materialism implies the negation of free will, non-significance of the self (no substantial reason to care much more about the welfare of… Expand
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