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Statistical normalization methods in interpersonal and intertheoretic comparisons

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A major problem for interpersonal aggregation is how to compare utility across individuals; a major problem for decision-making under normative uncertainty is the formally analogous problem of how to compare choice-worthiness across theories. We introduce and study a class of methods, which we call statistical normalization methods, for making interpersonal comparisons of utility and intertheoretic comparisons of choice-worthiness. We argue against the statistical normalization methods that h...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.5840/jphil202011725

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Journal of Philosophy
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Volume:
117
Issue:
2
Pages:
61-95
Publication date:
2020-02-26
Acceptance date:
2019-08-13
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EISSN:
1939-8549
ISSN:
0022-362X
Language:
English
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pubs:1070335
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uuid:e772e161-2176-4016-a1c0-d75c03befeae
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pubs:1070335
Source identifiers:
1070335
Deposit date:
2019-11-06

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