David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
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Erkenntnis 28 (1):117 - 133 (1988)
I will characterize the utilitarian and maximin rules of social choice game-theoretically. That is, I will introduce games whose solutions are the utilitarian and maximin distributions respectively. Then I will compare the rules by exploring similarities and differences between these games. This method of comparison has been carried out by others. But I characterize the two rules using games that involve bargaining within power structures. This new characterization better highlights the ethical differences between the rules.
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