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Etica delle popolazioni e metaetica
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.
2012 (Italian)In: Iride, ISSN 1122-7893, no 1, 35-44 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on the relations between population ethics and metaethics. Population ethics gives rise to well-known paradoxes, such as the paradox of mere addition. After presenting a version of this paradox, it is argued that a different way to dismantle it might be by considering it as a way to change our standard view of justification in moral theory. Two possible views are considered: a non-cognitivist approach to justification and to the explanation of inconsistency in morals; Parfit's suggestion that certain paradoxes might be «quarantined» without shaking our confidence in moral theories encapsulating them.

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2012. no 1, 35-44 p.
Keyword [en]
Population Ethics, Mere Addition Paradox, Repugnant Conclusion, Non-cognitivism, Justification
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Philosophy
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Practical Philosophy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-103560DOI: 10.1414/36868OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-103560DiVA: diva2:718686
Available from: 2014-05-21 Created: 2014-05-21 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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