Edgeworth’s propositions on altruism
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I I find it a little surprising that recent contributors1 to the theory of altruistic behaviour have paid scant attention to some fundamental contributions by Edgeworth.2 Consequently, this paper attempts to set out these propositions and to put minor glosses upon them. It will be convenient to refer to them, though Edgeworth himself did not, as the shrinking and non-twisting theorems.