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Topics in population ethics

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This thesis consists of several independent papers in population ethics. I begin in Chapter 1 by critiquing some well-known 'impossibility theorems', which purport to show there can be no intuitively satisfactory population axiology. I identify axiological vagueness as a promising way to escape or at least mitigate the effects of these theorems. In particular, in Chapter 2, I argue that certain of the impossibility theorems have little more dialectical force than sorites arguments do. From...

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Philosophy Faculty
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Arts & Humanities Research Council
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2016-12-13

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