Tagarchief: utility

On the interpersonal comparison of well-being, part 2

In a previous article I discussed the possibility of comparing the levels of well-being between different individuals. This is a crucial problem if we want to compare levels of suffering and happiness between different animals such as humans, insects, fish … Lees verder

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On the interpersonal comparability of well-being

This is a simplified, introductory text to ‘Why I became a utilitarian’ and ‘Variable critical level utilitarianism’. For a follow up, see ‘On the interpersonal comparability of well-being, part 2‘   The problem of interpersonal comparability Is your feeling of … Lees verder

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Why I became a utilitarian

Abstract In this article I explain how a specific utilitarian theory (variance normalized variable critical level rule preference utilitarianism that says we have to choose the situation that maximizes the sum of everyone’s variance normalized self-determined relative utilities) avoids and … Lees verder

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