CFDP 1408

Eclectic Distributional Ethics

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Publication Date: March 2003

Pages: 26

Abstract: 

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 Codes:  D63

See CFP: 1140