Forthcoming in Bioethics

... is my paper, 'Against "Saving Lives": Equal Concern and Differential Impact' [pdf].It draws on many of my previous blog posts on the ethics of allocation, especially:* Are QALYs
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... is my paper, 'Against "Saving Lives": Equal Concern and Differential Impact' [pdf].It draws on many of my previous blog posts on the ethics of allocation, especially:* Are QALYs Discriminatory? -- The basic argument against Harris's "discrimination" objection: It isn't objectionably discriminatory to prioritize greater harms/benefits over lesser ones, and that's all that QALYs are about.* The associated mistake of conflating the worth of and to a person.* Where Harris' Double Jeopardy objection goes wrong.* Lives Can't be Saved -- why person-numbers saved have no intrinsic significance, over and above maximizing life-years or other general welfare measures.* QALYs, DALYs, and Complete Lives -- Why some life-years are worth more to us than others.* Where QALYs go wrong -- More on why not all life-years (even in perfect health) are equal.Here's hoping it will lead bioethicists to rethink their lazy reliance upon Harris' objections to QALYs...

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