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Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics

Charles Goodman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375190
eISBN:
9780199871377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375190.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhist ethical views have much in common with certain modern ethical theories, and contain many insights relevant to contemporary moral problems. This book examines the theoretical structure of the ... More


Economic evaluation of public health interventions

Susan Griffin, Nigel Rice, and Mark Sculpher

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.08
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Economic evaluation is increasingly used to provide a formal, explicit and transparent framework for informing decisions about allocating public funds in the health care sector. By utilizing economic ... More


Population Ethics *

Charles Blackorby, Walter Bossert, and David Donaldson

in The Handbook of Rational and Social Choice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199290420
eISBN:
9780191710506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290420.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter reviews the welfarist approach to population ethics. This chapter provides an overview of the critical‐level utilitarian population principles and their generalized counterparts, examine ... More


Welfare Economics and Giving for Development *

A. B. Atkinson

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239115
eISBN:
9780191716935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.003.0027
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Giving for development provides an interesting case study in the application of welfare economics. Giving for development is modest in total amount, but it is one of the few direct ways in which ... More


Agency and Welfare in the Penal Law

ALAN BRUDNER

in Action and Value in Criminal Law

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258063
eISBN:
9780191681783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258063.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the conceptual ground for the reconciliation of the agency and welfarist paradigms in penal law. It begins by describing the internal coherence of the agency model, relating ... More


The Production of Compassion

Andrea Muehlebach

in The Moral Neoliberal: Welfare and Citizenship in Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226545394
eISBN:
9780226545417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226545417.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter reflects on the state—how it has inscribed compassion into its own rationalities through a legal regime surrounding voluntarism, and how it has hyperinvested in the production and ... More


Discrimination, Disparate Impact, and Theories of Justice

Richard Arneson

in Philosophical Foundations of Discrimination Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199664313
eISBN:
9780191748486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664313.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter defends an act consequentialist approach to the law and morality of non-discrimination. It emphasizes R. M. Hare's idea that moral thinking should be conceived as functioning on ... More


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


The optimal non-linear labour income tax problem

Matti Tuomala

in Optimal Redistributive Taxation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753414
eISBN:
9780191815058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753414.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Financial Economics

Chapter 4 provides the most direct application of results on optimal non-linear income taxation. It sets up the basic Mirrlees (1971) model and highlight the role of different elements of the model ... More


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