Diametros 18 (68):60-70 (2021)

Torbjörn Tännsjö
Stockholm University
The article provides answers to comments in this journal on my recent book, Setting Health-Care Priorities. What Ethical Theories Tell Us. Did I address all of the relevant theories? Yes, I did. Was my argument underdeveloped in any respects? Yes, at least in one as I should perhaps have discussed contractual ethical thinking more carefully. I do so in this response. Moreover, the critical comments raised have helped me to clarify my argument in many ways, for which I thank my critics.
Keywords Contractualism  Marginal Life-Extension  Maximin/Leximin  Mental Health  Prioritarianism  Rawls  Sufficientarianism  Utilitarianism
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DOI 10.33392/diam.1756
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