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Rawls versus utilitarianism: the subset objection

Terence Rajivan Edward

E-LOGOS, 2016, vol. 2016, issue 2, 37-41

Abstract: This paper presents an objection to John Rawls's use of the original position method to argue against implementing utilitarian rules. The use of this method is pointless because a small subset of the premises Rawls relies on can be used to infer the same conclusion.

Keywords: original position; utilitarianism; separateness of persons; subset objection (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.18267/j.e-logos.435

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