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Identified versus Statistical Lives: Some Introductory Issues and Arguments

Dan W. Brock

in Identified versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190217471
eISBN:
9780190217488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217471.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces and briefly evaluates several arguments commonly thought to support the moral importance of the distinction between statistical and identified lives in the context of saving ... More


Treatment versus Prevention in the Fight against HIV/AIDS and the Problem of Identified versus Statistical Lives

Johann Frick

in Identified versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190217471
eISBN:
9780190217488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217471.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

For years, debates about the best way to combat the AIDS pandemic have pitted proponents of scaling up antiretroviral treatment for people suffering from AIDS against those advocating for more ... More


Statistical versus Identified Persons: An Introduction

I. Glenn Cohen, Norman Daniels, and Nir Eyal

in Identified versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190217471
eISBN:
9780190217488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217471.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter introduces the central topic of the book. The identified lives effect refers to the greater inclination to assist (and avoid harming) persons and groups identified as those at high risk ... More


Identified versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

I. Glenn Cohen, Norman Daniels, and Nir Eyal (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190217471
eISBN:
9780190217488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217471.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

On August 5, 2010, a cave-in left thirty-three Chilean miners trapped underground. The Chilean government embarked on a massive rescue effort, with assistance from multiple international teams, ... More


Statistical Lives in Environmental Law

Lisa Heinzerling

in Identified versus Statistical Lives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190217471
eISBN:
9780190217488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217471.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Environmental law focuses on coming probabilities, spread across human populations, rather than on past events, visited upon individuals, and thus it fixes attention on statistical rather than ... More


Statistical versus Identified Lives: Why Not to Use the “R” Word

Paul T. Menzel

in Fair Resource Allocation and Rationing at the Bedside

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199989447
eISBN:
9780190207489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989447.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When experts write guidelines for patient care for a health condition, they speak about a certain population of patients from a statistical perspective. When clinicians care for patients who have ... More


The Callousness Objection

Andreas Mogensen

in Effective Altruism: Philosophical Issues

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198841364
eISBN:
9780191881428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841364.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter, Andreas Mogensen discusses the suggestion that one might be morally obligated to let the child drown in Singer’s infamous “Shallow Pond” case, so that one can save a greater number ... More


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