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Limited Aggregation and Risk

Lazar, Seth


Many of us believe (1) Saving a life is more important than averting any number of headaches. But what about risky cases? Surely: (2) In a single choice, if the risk of death is low enough, and the number of headaches at stake high enough, one should avert the headaches rather than avert the risk of death. And yet, if we will face enough iterations of cases like that in (2), in the long run some of those small risks of serious harms will surely eventuate. And yet: (3) Isn't it still permissible...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Philosophy and Public Affairs
DOI: 10.1111/papa.12115


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