Repugnance or Intransitivity: A Repugnant But Forced Choice
Rachels (Stuart)
Source: Ryberg (Jesper) & Tännsjö (Torbjörn), Eds. - The Repugnant Conclusion: Essays on Population Ethics, pp. 163-186
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Philosopher’s Index Abstract

  1. A set of arguments shows that either the Repugnant Conclusion and its variants are true or the better-than relation isn’t transitive. Which is it?
  2. This is the most important question in population ethics. The answer will point the way to Parfit’s1 elusive Theory X.


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