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Classical Utilitarianism and the Genesis Problem

Partha Dasgupta

in Human Well-Being and the Natural Environment

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199247882
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596100 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247889.003.0017
 Classical Utilitarianism and the Genesis Problem

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Reviews a widely discussed theory of population ethics, Classical Utilitarianism. It is less vulnerable to scrutiny than Average Utilitarianism, though it may recommend population levels that may seem excessive to many.

Keywords: Classical Utilitarianism; population; population ethics

Chapter.  2143 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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