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Which SWF Should We Choose?: A Debate

Matthew D. Adler

in Measuring Social Welfare: An Introduction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190643027
eISBN:
9780190643065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190643027.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The choice of social welfare function (SWF) is an ethical matter. This chapter considers the ethical arguments for and against specific SWFs. It builds upon chapter 3, which presented the leading ... More


Uncertainty and Justifiability to Each Person: Response to Fleurbaey and Voorhoeve

Johann Frick

in Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931392
eISBN:
9780199345731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931392.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This paper responds to the arguments of Marc Fleurbaey and Alex Voorhoeve in “Decide as You Would with Full Information! An Argument against ex ante Pareto” (this volume). According to the ex ante ... More


Decide As You Would with Full Information!: An Argument Against ex ante Pareto

Marc Fleurbaey and Alex Voorhoeve

in Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931392
eISBN:
9780199345731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931392.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Policy-makers must sometimes choose between an alternative which has somewhat lower expected value for each person, but which will substantially improve the outcomes of the worst off, or an ... More


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