Welfarism – The Very Idea

@article{Holtug2003WelfarismT,
  title={Welfarism – The Very Idea},
  author={Nils Holtug},
  journal={Utilitas},
  year={2003},
  volume={15},
  pages={151 - 174}
}
  • N. Holtug
  • Published 1 July 2003
  • Philosophy, Economics
  • Utilitas
According to outcome welfarism, roughly, the value of an outcome is fundamentally a matterof the individual welfare it contains. I assess various suggestions as to how to spell out this idea more fully on the basis of some basic intuitions about the content and implications of welfarism. I point out that what are in fact different suggestions are often conflated and argue that none fully captures the basic intuitions. I then suggest that what this means is that different doctrines of welfarism… 

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