Egalitarianism about expected utility

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Abstract

Alex Voorhoeve and Marc Fleurbaey have developed a novel theory of distributive ethics, which incorporates a concern for inequality in both outcomes and life chances. This article demonstrates that their attempt to measure life chances is problematic for two reasons. First, it cannot be generalized to variable population cases without inheriting the problems of average utilitarianism. Second, it does not consistently respect the very ideas that were used to motivate the proposal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-611
Number of pages9
JournalEthics
Volume128
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018

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