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Utility Monsters for the Fission Age

Briggs, Rachael; Nolan, Daniel

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One of the standard approaches to the metaphysics of personal identity has some counter-intuitive ethical consequences when combined with maximising consequentialism and a plausible (though not uncontroversial) doctrine about aggregation of consequences. This metaphysical doctrine is the so-called 'multiple occupancy' approach to puzzles about fission and fusion. It gives rise to a new version of the 'utility monster' problem, particularly difficult problems about infinite utility, and a new...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98482
Source: Pacific Philosophical Quarterly
DOI: 10.1111/papq.12079

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