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Daniel Muñoz
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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John Taurek argues that, in a choice between saving the many or the few, the numbers should not count. Some object that this view clashes with the transitivity of ‘better than’; others insist the clash can be avoided. I defend a middle ground: Taurek cannot have transitivity, but that doesn’t doom his view, given a suitable conception of value. I then formalize and explore two conceptions: one context-sensitive, one multidimensional.
Keywords Taurek  Aggregation  Value Theory  Multidimensionality  Pareto  Context-Sensitivity  Internal Aspects View  Transitivity  Transitivity of 'better than'  Incommensurability
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