In Björn Haglund & Helge Malmgren (eds.), Kvantifikator för en Dag. Essays dedicated to Dag Westerståhl on his sixtieth birthday. Philosophical Communications (2006)

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Felix Larsson
University of Gothenburg
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Utilitarianism tells us to maximize the total amount of well-being in the world. I discuss whether there is a total amount of well-being in the world, given hedonist and preferentialist notions of well-being, respectively. My conclusion is that the prospects for preferentialism, in particular, are quite bleak.
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