Just Results Ethical Foundations for Policy Analysis

ISBN-10: 0878406670
ISBN-13: 9780878406678
Edition: 1998
Authors: Ralph D. Ellis
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 2/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Value Component of Policy Analysis
Policy Opinions and Value Opinions
Prima Facie Values and Value Conflicts
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Values
Five Basic Types of Value Systems
Notes
Why There Is No 'Incommensurable Pluralism' of Value Systems
Is the Value of Cultural Traditions Intrinsic or Extrinsic?
The Psychological Difficulty of Introspectively Distinguishing Intrinsic from Extrinsic Values
Notes
Crucial Problems with Utilitarian Decision Principles
Extreme Utilitarianism
Rule Utilitarianism
Crucial Problems with Rights-Based Decision Principles
Positive Law and Natural Law: In What Sense Do Rights "Trump" Beneficial Consequences?
Kant, Gewirth, and Nozick: Rights and Duties as Mandatory Rather than Merely Beneficial
Frankena and Rawls: The Need for a Commensurability of Justice and Utility
Toward a Nonutilitarian Consequentialist Concept of Distributive Justice
The Effect of Diminishing Marginal Utility
Nonutilitarian Consequentialist Distributive Justice and the Utility-Justice Conflict
The Problem of Individual Differences in the Rate of Diminishing Marginal Utility
A Method for Quantifying Distributive Justice
Why Cost-Benefit Analysis Fails: The Distinction Between Necessary and Less-Necessary Benefits
Measuring the Degree of Necessity
The "Wealth Effect" in Occupational Risk-Aversion Studies as a Measure of the Rate of Diminishing Marginal Utility and Thus of the 'Degree of Necessity' of Both Priced and Unpriced Values
A Mathematical Model for the Effect of Necessity/nonnecessity on Quantitative Decision Principles
Conclusion
The Problem of Empirical Uncertainties
How Scientific Uncertainties Inhibit Government Intervention
Incorporating Justice into a Consequentialist Approach
References
Index

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