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  1. Yew-Kwang Ng, Intergenerational Impartiality : Replacing Discounting by Probability Weighting.
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  2. Yew-Kwang Ng (2000). From Separability to Unweighted Sum: A Case for Utilitarianism. [REVIEW] Theory and Decision 49 (4):299-312.
    After reviewing the compelling case for separability (`social welfare is a separable function of individual utilities'), an argument is advanced for utilitarianism (defined as `social welfare is the unweighted sum of individual utilities'). Basically, a compelling individualism-type axiom leads us to (social welfare as an) unweighted sum (of individual utilities), given separability.
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  3. Yew-Kwang Ng (1995). Infinite Utility and Van Liedekerke's Impossibility: A Solution. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (3):408 – 412.
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  4. Yew-Kwang Ng (1995). Towards Welfare Biology: Evolutionary Economics of Animal Consciousness and Suffering. [REVIEW] Biology and Philosophy 10 (3):255-285.
    Welfare biology is the study of living things and their environment with respect to their welfare (defined as net happiness, or enjoyment minus suffering). Despite difficulties of ascertaining and measuring welfare and relevancy to normative issues, welfare biology is a positive science. Evolutionary economics and population dynamics are used to help answer basic questions in welfare biology: Which species are affective sentients capable of welfare? Do they enjoy positive or negative welfare? Can their welfare be dramatically increased? Under plausible axioms, (...)
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  5. Yew-Kwang Ng (1990). The Case for and Difficulties in Using “Demand Areas” to Measure Changes in Well-Being. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (1):30-31.
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  6. Yew-Kwang Ng (1990). Welfarism and Utilitarianism: A Rehabilitation. Utilitas 2 (02):171-.
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  7. Yew-Kwang Ng & Peter Singer (1990). An Argument for Utilitarianism: A Defence. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 68 (4):448 – 454.
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  8. Yew-Kwang Ng (1989). Interpersonal Level Comparability Implies Comparability of Utility Differences: A Reply. Theory and Decision 26 (1):91-93.
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  9. Yew-Kwang Ng (1989). What Should We Do About Future Generations? Economics and Philosophy 5 (02):235-.
  10. Yew-Kwang Ng & Peter Singer (1983). Ng and Singer on Utilitarianism: A Reply. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 13 (2):241 - 242.
    Ng and singer derive the principle of utility from the fact of finite sensibility and another principle, weak majority preference: "for a community of n individuals choosing between two possibilities, x and y, if no individual prefers y to x, and at least n/2 individuals prefer x to y, then x increases social welfare and is preferable." this derivation is regarded as incorrect in a comment. this reply explains why the derivation is valid and shows that the comment is based (...)
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  11. Yew-Kwang Ng & Peter Singer (1981). An Argument for Utilitarianism. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (2):229 - 239.
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