Chapter

Same‐Number Aggregation

John Broome

in Weighing Lives

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780199243761
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602900 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019924376X.003.0009
 Same‐Number Aggregation

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This chapter uses separability of lives to apply the same-number addition theorem, which derives originally from John Harsanyi, to arrive at a broadly utilitarian conclusion about aggregation across people when the population is constant. It outlines the assumptions required by the theorem.

Keywords: Harsanyi; same-number addition; utilitarianism

Chapter.  2912 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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