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Title: Asymmetrism and the magnitudes of welfare benefits
Authors: Forcehimes, Andrew T.
Keywords: Humanities::Ethics
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Forcehimes, A. T. (2019). Asymmetrism and the magnitudes of welfare benefits. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, 15(2), 175-185. doi:10.26556/jesp.v15i2.644
Journal: Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy
Abstract: One vexing question for Desire Satisfactionism is this: At what time do you benefit from a satisfied desire? Recently Eden Lin has proposed an intriguing answer. On this proposal – Asymmetrism – when past-directed desires are satisfied, the time interval during which you benefit is the time of the desire; and, when future-directed desires are satisfied, the time interval during which you benefit is the time of the object. In this essay, I argue that Asymmetrism forces us to give implausible answers to a different question: To what extent does a given satisfied desire benefit you?
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/142762
ISSN: 1559-3061
DOI: 10.26556/jesp.v15i2.644
Rights: © 2019 Author. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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