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    A Reconsideration of the Harsanyi–Sen Debate on Utilitarianism.John A. Weymark - 1991 - In Jon Elster & John E. Roemer (eds.), Interpersonal Comparisons of Well-Being. Cambridge University Press. pp. 255.
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  2. Measurement Scales and Welfarist Social Choice.Michael Morreau & John A. Weymark - 2016 - Journal of Mathematical Psychology 75:127-136.
    The social welfare functional approach to social choice theory fails to distinguish a genuine change in individual well-beings from a merely representational change due to the use of different measurement scales. A generalization of the concept of a social welfare functional is introduced that explicitly takes account of the scales that are used to measure well-beings so as to distinguish between these two kinds of changes. This generalization of the standard theoretical framework results in a more satisfactory formulation of welfarism, (...)
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    Cognitive Diversity, Binary Decisions, and Epistemic Democracy.John A. Weymark - 2015 - Episteme 12 (4):497-511.
    In Democratic Reason, Hne Landemore has built a case for the epistemic virtues of inclusive deliberative democracy based on the cognitive diversity of the group engaged in making collective decisions. She supports her thesis by appealing to the Diversity Trumps Ability Theorem of Lu Hong and Scott Page. This theorem is quite technical and the informal statements of it aimed at democratic theorists are inaccurate, which has resulted in some misguided critiques of the theorem's applicability to democratic politics. This paper (...)
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    Extensive Social Choice and the Measurement of Group Fitness in Biological Hierarchies.Walter Bossert, Chloe X. Qi & John A. Weymark - 2013 - Biology and Philosophy 28 (1):75-98.
    Extensive social choice theory is used to study the problem of measuring group fitness in a two-level biological hierarchy. Both fixed and variable group size are considered. Axioms are identified that imply that the group measure satisfies a form of consequentialism in which group fitness only depends on the viabilities and fecundities of the individuals at the lower level in the hierarchy. This kind of consequentialism can take account of the group fitness advantages of germ-soma specialization, which is not possible (...)
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    Must One Be an Ogre to Rationally Prefer Aiding the Nearby to the Distant Needy?John A. Weymark - 2014 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 42 (3):230-252.
  6. Justice, Political Liberalism, and Utilitarianism: Themes From Harsanyi and Rawls.Marc Fleurbaey, Maurice Salles & John A. Weymark (eds.) - 1998 - Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
    The utilitarian economist and Nobel Laureate John Harsanyi and the liberal egalitarian philosopher John Rawls were two of the most eminent scholars writing on problems of social justice in the last century. This volume pays tribute to Harsanyi and Rawls by investigating themes that figure prominently in their work. In some cases, the contributors explore issues considered by Harsanyi and Rawls in more depth and from novel perspectives. In others, the contributors use the work of Harsanyi and Rawls as points (...)
     
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    An Introduction to Allan Gibbard’s Harvard Seminar Paper.John A. Weymark - 2014 - Economics and Philosophy 30 (3):263-268.
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    Linear Aggregation of SSB Utility Functionals.Arja H. Turunen-Red & John A. Weymark - 1999 - Theory and Decision 46 (3):281-294.
    A necessary and sufficient condition for linear aggregation of SSB utility functionals is presented. Harsanyi's social aggregation theorem for von Neumann–Morgenstern utility functions is shown to be a corollary to this result. Two generalizations of Fishburn and Gehrlein's conditional linear aggregation theorem for SSB utility functionals are also established.
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    'Unselfishness' and Prisoner's Dilemmas.John A. Weymark - 1978 - Philosophical Studies 34 (4):417 - 425.
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    Measuring Group Fitness in a Biological Hierarchy: An Axiomatic Social Choice Approach.Walter Bossert, Chloe X. Qi & John A. Weymark - 2013 - Economics and Philosophy 29 (3):301-323.
    This article illustrates how axiomatic social choice theory can be used in the evaluation of measures of group fitness for a biological hierarchy, thereby contributing to the dialogue between the philosophy of biology and social choice theory. It provides an axiomatic characterization of the ordering underlying the MichodSolariNedelcu index of group fitness for a multicellular organism. The MVSHN index has been used to analyse the germ-soma specialization and the fitness decoupling between the cell and organism levels that takes place during (...)
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  11. Dominance Criteria for Critical-Level Generalized Utilitarianism.Alain Trannoy & John A. Weymark - 2008 - In Kaushik Basu & Ravi Kanbur (eds.), Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement. Oxford University Press.
     
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  12. Dominance Criteria for Critical-Level Generalized Utilitarianism.Alain Trannoy & John A. Weymark - 2008 - In Kaushik Basu & Ravi Kanbur (eds.), Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement and Volume Ii: Society, Institutions, and Development. Oxford University Press.
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    Serge‐Christophe Kolm, Modern Theories of Justice:Modern Theories of Justice.John A. Weymark - 1999 - Ethics 109 (3):666-668.
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    Arrow's Theorem with a Fixed Feasible Alternative.John A. Weymark, Aanund Hylland & Allan F. Gibbard - unknown
    Arrow's Theorem, in its social choice function formulation, assumes that all nonempty finite subsets of the universal set of alternatives is potentially a feasible set. We demonstrate that the axioms in Arrow's Theorem, with weak Pareto strengthened to strong Pareto, are consistent if it is assumed that there is a prespecified alternative which is in every feasible set. We further show that if the collection of feasible sets consists of all subsets of alternatives containing a prespecified list of alternatives and (...)
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