Economics and Philosophy

Symposium

NEUTRALITY AND PLEASURE

ROGER CRISPa1

a1 University of Oxford

Abstract

John Broome's ground-breaking Weighing Lives makes precise, and supplies arguments previously lacking for, several views which for centuries have been central to the utilitarian tradition. In gratitude for his enlightening arguments, I shall repay him in this paper by showing how he could make things easier for himself by denying neutrality and accepting hedonism.

Footnotes

I am grateful to the Leverhulme Trust for a Major Research Fellowship 2003–5 during tenure of which this paper was written.