Eclectic Distributional Ethics
27 Pages Posted: 8 Mar 2003
Date Written: March 2003
Utilitarians, egalitarians, prioritarians, and sufficientarians each provide examples of situations demonstrating, often compellingly, that a sensible ethical observer must adopt their view and reject the others. We argue, to the contrary, that an attractive ethic is eclectic, in the sense of coinciding with these apparently different views in different regions of the space of social states.
Keywords: Distributive Justice, Ethics, Axiomatic Social Choice
JEL Classification: D63
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