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  1. Karsten Klint Jensen (2012). Unacceptable Risks and the Continuity Axiom. Economics and Philosophy 28 (1):31-42.
    Consider a sequence of outcomes of descending value, A > B > C > . . . > Z. According to Larry Temkin, there are reasons to deny the continuity axiom in certain cases, i.e. cases of triplets of outcomes A, B and Z, where A and B differ little in value, but B and Z differ greatly. But, Temkin argues, if we assume continuity for cases, i.e. cases where the loss is small, we can derive continuity for the case (...)
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  2. Karsten Klint Jensen, Christian Gamborg & Peter Sandøe (2011). The Social Dimension of Pluralism: Democratic Procedures and Substantial Constraints. Ethics, Policy and Environment 14 (3):313 - 327.
    Ethics, Policy & Environment, Volume 14, Issue 3, Page 313-327, October 2011.
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  3. Karsten Klint Jensen (2008). Egalitarianism: New Essays on the Nature and Value of Equality, Nils Holtug and Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Eds). Oxford University Press, 2007, XI + 339 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 24 (2):275-282.
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  4. Karsten Klint Jensen (2008). Millian Superiorities and the Repugnant Conclusion. Utilitas 20 (3):279-300.
    James Griffin has considered a form of superiority in value that is weaker than lexical priority as a possible remedy to the Repugnant Conclusion. In this article, I demonstrate that, in a context where value is additive, this weaker form collapses into the stronger form of superiority. And in a context where value is non-additive, weak superiority does not amount to a radical value difference at all. These results are applied on one of Larry Temkin's cases against transitivity. I demonstrate (...)
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  5. Karsten Klint Jensen (2007). Corporate Responsibility: The Stakeholder Paradox Reconsidered. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 20 (6):515-532.
    Is it legitimate for a business to concentrate on profits under respect for the law and ethical custom? On the one hand, there seems to be good reasons for claiming that a corporation has a duty to act for the benefit of all its stakeholders. On the other hand, this seems to dissolve the notion of a private business; but then again, a private business would appear to be exempted from ethical responsibility. This is what Kenneth Goodpaster has called the (...)
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  6. Karsten Klint Jensen (2006). “Conflict Over Risks in Food Production: A Challenge for Democracy”. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 19 (3):269-283.
    When it comes to conflict over risk management priorities in food production, a number of observers, including myself, have called for some sort of public deliberation as a means of resolving the moral disagreements underlying such conflicts. This paper asks how, precisely, such deliberation might be facilitated. It is shown that representative democracy and the liberal regulation that most Western democracies adhere to place important constraints on public deliberation. The challenge is to find forums for public deliberation that can operate (...)
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  7. Karsten Klint Jensen & Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (2005). Understanding Particularism. Theoria 71 (2):118-137.
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  8. Karsten Klint Jensen (2004). BSE in the UK: Why the Risk Communication Strategy Failed. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 17 (4-5):405-423.
    The 2000 BSE Inquiry report points out that the most serious failure of the UK Government was one of risk communication. This paper argues that the government''s failure to communicate the risks BSE posed to humans to a large degree can be traced back to a lack of transparency in the first risk assessment by the Southwood Working Party. This lack of transparency ensured that the working party''s risk characterization and recommendations were ambiguous and thus hard to interpret. It also (...)
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  9. Karsten Klint Jensen (2003). What is the Difference Between (Moderate) Egalitarianism and Prioritarianism? Economics and Philosophy 19 (1):89-109.
    It is common to define egalitarianism in terms of an inequality ordering, which is supposed to have some weight in overall evaluations of outcomes. Egalitarianism, thus defined, implies that levelling down makes the outcome better in respect of reducing inequality; however, the levelling down objection claims there can be nothing good about levelling down. The priority view, on the other hand, does not have this implication. This paper challenges the common view. The standard definition of egalitarianism implicitly assumes a context. (...)
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  10. Karsten Klint Jensen (2002). The Moral Foundation of the Precautionary Principle. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 15 (1):39-55.
    The Commission's recentinterpretation of the Precautionary Principleis used as starting point for an analysis ofthe moral foundation of this principle. ThePrecautionary Principle is shown to have theethical status of an amendment to a liberalprinciple to the effect that a state only mayrestrict a person's actions in order to preventunacceptable harm to others. The amendmentallows for restrictions being justified even incases where there is no conclusive scientificevidence for the risk of harmful effects.However, the liberal tradition has seriousproblems in determining when a (...)
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  11. Karsten Klint Jensen & Peter Sandøe (2002). Food Safety and Ethics: The Interplay Between Science and Values. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 15 (3):245-253.
    The general public in Europe seems tohave lost its confidence in food safety. Theremedy for this, as proposed by the Commissionof the EU, is a scientific rearmament. Thequestion, however, is whether more science willbe able to overturn the public distrust.Present experience seems to suggest thecontrary, because there is widespread distrustin the science-based governmental controlsystems. The answer to this problem is thecreation of an independent scientificFood Authority. However, we argue thatindependent scientific advice alone is unlikelyto re-establish public confidence. It is muchmore (...)
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  12. Kasper Lippert-rasmussen & Karsten Klint Jensen (2002). Does Particularism Solve the Moral Problem? Philosophical Explorations 5 (2):125 – 140.
    Moral cognitivism, internalism about moral judgements, and Humeanism about motivating reasons all possess attractions.Yet they cannot all be true.This is the so-called moral problem. Dancy offers an interesting particularist response to the moral problem. However, we argue that this response, first, provides an inadequate basis for the distinction between motivating states and states necessary for motivation although not themselves motivators; second, draws no support from considerations about weakness of the will; and third, involves an implausible account of desire.We conclude that (...)
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  13. Karsten Klint Jensen & Jan Tind Sørensen (1998). The Idea of “Ethical Accounting” for a Livestock Farm. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 11 (2):85-100.
    This paper presents the idea of a decision-support system for a livestock farm, called “ethical accounting”, to be used as an extension of traditional cost accounting. “Ethical accounting” seeks to make available to the farmer information about how his decisions affect the interests of farm animals, consumers and future generations. Furthermore, “ethical accounting” involves value-based planning. Thus, the farmer should base his choice of production plan on reflections as to his fundamental objectives, and he should make his final decision only (...)
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  14. Karsten Klint Jensen (1995). Measuring the Size of a Benefit and its Moral Weight On the Significance of John Broome's: “Interpersonal Addition Theorem”. Theoria 61 (1):25-60.
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