Valuing Lives

  • Ken BinmoreEmail author


In a much-loved creation myth, Eve tempts Adam with the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. I wonder whether the tree of life mentioned elsewhere in the bible is the same tree? Either way, it is pleasing to apply the same term to the mundane notion of a game tree when talking about evaluating lives not just the life of an individual, but of a society, or our species.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economics DepartmentUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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