In Jesper Ryberg Torbjorn Tannsjo (ed.), The Repugnant Conclusion: Essays on Population Ethics. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 163--86 (2004)

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Stuart Rachels
University of Alabama
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A set of arguments shows that either the Repugnant Conclusion and its variants are true or the better-than relation isn't transitive. Which is it? This is the most important question in population ethics. The answer will point the way to Parfit's elusive Theory X.
Keywords The Repugnant Conclusion  Derek Parfit  Theory X  Transitivity  Intransitivity  The Mere Addition Paradox  The Second Paradox  Repugnance  Better Than  Betterness
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