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Ethics out of Economics

Ethics out of Economics

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521642750
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date: Mar 13, 1999
  • Pages: 276 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.75 x 8.98 x 5.98 inches


John Broome's work has always combined sophisticated economic and philosophical expertise, and Ethics Out of Economics brings together some of his most important essays, augmented by a new introduction. This book examines some of the practical issues that lie between economics and ethics, and shows how utility theory can contribute to ethics, as many economic problems are also ethical problems. Professor Broome raises some fundamental questions about economic equality, preserving the environment, and the allocation of medical resources, and powerfully shows how economic methods can contribute to moral philosophy.

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