• Distributive Justice 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007)
    In general, I shall focus on justice as what we morally owe each other. I shall therefore briefly elaborate on this concept of justice. As long as rights are understood very broadly as—perhaps pro tanto and highly ...
  • Hurley on Justice and Responsibility 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006-09)
    In Justice, Luck, and Knowledge, Susan Hurley defends a reason-responsive account of responsibility, argues that appeals to responsibility cannot provide a justification or non-trivial specification of brute luck egalitarian ...
  • Sen on Sufficiency, Priority, and Equality 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Cambridge University Press, 2009-10)
    I present a critical survey of Sen's work, and related work by others, on certain distribution-sensitive principles of justice. More specifically, I discuss three kinds of such principles: (1) sufficientarian principles, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Why Left-Libertarianism Isn't Incoherent, Indeterminate, or Irrelevant: A Reply to Fried 

    Vallentyne, Peter; Steiner, Hillel; Otsuka, Michael (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005-03)
    Over the past few decades, there has been increasing interest in left-libertarianism, which holds (roughly) that agents fully own themselves and that natural resources (land, minerals, air, etc.) belong to everyone in some ...