Chapter

Indeterminate Betterness

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.003.0012
 Indeterminate Betterness

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This chapter gives qualified support to a fourth approach to incorporating the neutrality intuition. It considers the possibility that the betterness relation is indeterminate, but in the end supports the related but different view that betterness is vague. It adopts the supervaluation account of vagueness, which opens the way to continuing the development of the theory of weighing lives.

Keywords: incommensurability; vagueness; vague betterness; vague relations; supervaluation

Chapter.  10144 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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