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Aggregation, Risk, and Reductio

Horton, J; (2020) Aggregation, Risk, and Reductio. Ethics , 130 (4) pp. 514-529. 10.1086/708534. Green open access

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Abstract

Is there any number of people you should save from paralysis rather than saving one person from death? Is there any number of people you should save from a migraine rather than saving one person from death? Many people answer “yes” and “no,” respectively. The aim of partially aggregative moral views is to capture and justify combinations of intuitions like these. In this article, I develop a risk-based reductio argument that shows that there can be no adequate partially aggregative view. I then argue that the only plausible response to this reductio is to accept a fully aggregative view.

Type: Article
Title: Aggregation, Risk, and Reductio
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1086/708534
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1086/708534
Language: English
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UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Philosophy
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10089021
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