Hurka's Gamble and Methuselah's Paradox: a response to Cowen on normative population theory

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Abstract

The principle of total utility in population choice is seriously challenged by Hurka's Gamble and Methuselah's Paradox (and the associated Lewis-Cowen Theory). This paper defends the principle of total utility by attempting to resolve these apparent paradoxes by an opposite gamble and some other explanations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalSocial Choice and Welfare
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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