• On the Possibility of Paretian Egalitarianism 

    Tungodden, Bertil; Vallentyne, Peter (Journal of Philosophy, 2005)
    We here address the question of how, for a theory of justice, a concern for the promotion of equality can be combined with a concern for making people as well off as possible. Leximin, which requires making the worst off ...
  • Who are the least advantaged? 

    Tungodden, Bertil; Vallentyne, Peter (Clarendon Press, 2007)
    The difference principle, introduced by Rawls (1971, 1993), is generally interpreted as leximin, but this is not how he intended it. Rawls explicitly states that the difference principle requires that aggregate benefits ...