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Single Idea 3783

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 9. Population / b. Human population]

Full Idea

There are deep problems for utilitarianism in trying to work out what the ideal population size would be.

Gist of Idea

How can utilitarianism decide the ideal population size?

Source

Jonathan Glover (Introductions to Utilitarianism and its Critics [1990], Pt Four)

Book Reference

'Utilitarianism and Its Critics', ed/tr. Glover,Jonathan [Macmillan 1990], p.121