The impossibility of interpersonal utility comparisons: A critical note

Mind 105 (420):661-665 (1996)
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Hausman has recently provided an argument against identifying well-being with preference-satisfaction. I will focus on two of his premises. Hausman’s arguments for the first, I will suggest, fail. If the third premise is correct, I shall then argue, it can be used to undermine other plausible conceptions of the good.



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Ruth Weintraub
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