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Did Jevons and Walras make any claim about social utility?

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Vichys Tool posted on Sat, Nov 17 2012 8:54 AM

Professor Hülsmann associates Jevons and Walras line of economic thought with the Gossen School of economics. In this he is entirely right. 

 
However, Gossens theory involves a social utility function. Utility could be added and subtracted between individuals to show "their utility function".
 
Did Jevons and Walras accept such claim could be made about a social utility  function? I personally don't think Jevons made any statement about a social utility function. 

 

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http://books.google.com/books?id=iy2-F493uXwC&pg=PA135&lpg=PA135&dq=interpersonal+utility+jevons&source=bl&ots=bk5GeWz9K8&sig=gfwRvWAQzxvAK_xs1Qftk2hGMmY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=rK-nUJ_OM4-q0AWBjYFI&ved=0CDcQ6AEwAQ

http://books.google.com/books?id=4nd6alor2goC&pg=PA311&lpg=PA311&dq=interpersonal+utility+jevons&source=bl&ots=mH7VJQZN3s&sig=74tiYkTegJtAbzYhHTC-YbuNhKA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=rK-nUJ_OM4-q0AWBjYFI&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA

Jevons also denied the possibility of making interpersonal comparisons of utility, pointing out that price theory did not require such comparisons

As I understand the issue, Jevons denied direct interpersonal comparison of utility, but accepted indirect comparison via money.

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