Should you save many people from quadriplegia or a few from death? Should you save very many people from losing a finger or many from quadriplegia? Should you save very many people from losing a finger or a few from death? A common pattern of answers is: save the bigger group, save the bigger group, save the smaller group. If you agree, you believe in limited aggregation. Tomlin (2017) and Horton (2018) showed that there are serious problems with limited aggregation, to do with adding and subtracting groups of people. I show how a proponent of limited aggregation can respond.
Ockham Society Convenor: Sean Costello | Ockham Society Webpage