• 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 ...
  • Left-Libertarianism and Liberty 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)
    I shall formulate and motivate a left- libertarian theory of justice. Like the more familiar right-libertarianism, it holds that agents initially fully own themselves. Unlike right-libertarianism, it holds that natural ...
  • Left-Libertarianism and Private Discrimination 

    Vallentyne, Peter (University of San Diego School of Law, 2007)
    Left-libertarianism, like the more familiar right-libertarianism, holds that agents initially fully own themselves. Unlike right-libertarianism, however, it views natural resources as belonging to everyone in some egalitarian ...
  • Libertarian Theories of Intergenerational Justice 

    Steiner, Hillel; Vallentyne, Peter (Oxford University Press, 2009)
    We here discuss and assess various libertarian positions on intergenerational justice. We do not attempt to defend libertarianism. Instead, we work out the most plausible version thereof and identify its implications for ...
  • Of Mice and Men: Equality and Animals 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Springer Verlag, 2005-07)
    Can material egalitarianism (requiring, for example, the significant promotion of fortune) include animals in domain of the equality requirement? The problem can be illustrated as follows: If equality of wellbeing is what ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...