Innumerate ethics
Parfit (Derek)
Source: Philosophy & Public Affairs, vol. 7, no. 4 (Summer, 1978), pp. 285-301
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  1. Suppose that we can help either one person or many others. Is it a reason to help the many that we should thus be helping more people?
  2. John M. Taurek thinks not1.
  3. We may learn from his arguments.


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Footnote 1: In "Taurek (John M.) - Should the Numbers Count?".

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