Vol. 18 No. 68 (2021), Published: 2021-06-30
The present special issue constitutes a symposium on the book Setting Health-Care Priorities. What Ethical Theories Tell Us by Torbjörn Tännsjö. The book in question states that there are three moral theories which have valid implications in the field of the distribution of medical resources in a healthcare system: utilitarianism (possibly conjoined with prioritarianism), the maximin/leximin view, and egalitarianism. A number of authors have contributed to this special issue with papers which challenge this thesis: Robert E. Goodin, Quinn Hiroshi Gibson, Jay A. Zameska, Lasse Nielsen. The final article in this issue constitutes Tännsjö’s replies to his critics.