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Author Broome, John, 1947-
Title Ethics out of economics / John Broome.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Author Broome, John, 1947-
Subject Economics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 267 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-262) and index.
Contents Preface -- 1 Introduction : ethics out of economics -- -- Part I : Preference and value -- 2. 'Utility' -- 3. Extended preferences -- 4. Discounting the future -- 5. Can a Humean be moderate? -- -- Part II : The structure of good -- 6. Bolker-Jeffrey expected utility theory and axiomatic utilitarianism -- 7. Fairness -- 8. Is incommensurability vagueness? -- 9. Incommensurable values -- 10. Goodness is reducible to betterness : the evil of death is the value of life -- -- Part III : The value of life -- 11. Trying to value a life -- 12. Structured and unstructured valuation -- 13. Qalys -- 14. The value of living -- 15. The value of a person -- -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary "Many economic problems are also ethical problems: should we value equality? How much should we care about preserving the environment? How should medical resources be divided between saving life and enhancing life? It also turns out that many of the formal techniques of economics can do important work in ethical theory. In particular, utility theory can help analyse the structure of good. Ethics out of Economics examines some of the theoretical and practical issues that lie between economics and ethics, and especially aims to show how utility theory can contribute to ethics."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 051101192X (electronic bk.)
9780511011924 (electronic bk.)
0511036574 (electronic bk.)
9780511036576 (electronic bk.)
051111740X (electronic bk.)
9780511117404 (electronic bk.)
9780511605888 (electronic bk.)
0511605889 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 51037061
Additional Format Print version: Broome, John. Ethics out of economics. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999 0521642752 (DLC) 98035992 (OCoLC)39464837

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