Social Choice and Welfare

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 1–19 | Cite as

Utilitarianism without individual utilities

  • Thierry MarchantEmail author
Original Paper


We characterize anonymous utilitarianism in a multi-profile and purely ordinal framework, i.e. without assuming that utilities have been measured beforehand.



I am grateful to Antoinette Baujard, Denis Bouyssou, Marc Pirlot, John Weymark and two anonymous reviewers for comments and discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ghent UniversityGhentBelgium

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