Paul Seabright: pluralism and the standard of living
Parfit (Derek)
Source: Martha Nussbaum & Amartya Sen (eds.) The quality of life, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993, pp. 410-417
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  1. Parfit first takes on Paul Seabright's contractualist assumption (‘Nothing is society's business unless it could be the subject of an appropriate hypothetical social contract’) and questions Seabright's view about what could be covered by such a hypothetical agreement.
  2. Parfit then attacks Seabright's method of assessing the value of various goods and services.
  3. Finally, Parfit exposes the ambiguity in Seabright's appeal to pluralism.


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