• Brute Luck, Option Luck, And Equality Of Initial Opportunities 

    Vallentyne, Peter (University of Chicago, 2002-04)
    In the old days, material egalitarians tended to favor equality of outcome advantage, on some suitable conception of advantage (happiness, resources, etc.). Under the influence of Dworkin's seminal articles on equality , ...
  • Equality, Efficiency, and the Priority of the Worse Off 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
    Egalitarian theories of justice hold that equality should be promoted. Typically, perfect equality will not be achievable, and it will be necessary to determine which of various unequal distributions is the most equal. All ...
  • Five Questions on Political Philosophy 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Automatic Press, 2006)
    Peter Vallentyne answers five questions posed by the editor of the text on the nature of political philosophy.
  • Left-Libertarianism as a Promising Form of Liberal Egalitarianism 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Center for Philosophic Exchange SUNY Brockport, 2009)
    Left-libertarianism is a theory of justice that is committed to full self-ownership and to an egalitarian sharing of the value of natural resources. It is, I shall suggest, a promising way of capturing the liberal egalitarian ...
  • Libertarianism and the State 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Cambridge University Press, 2006)
    Classical liberalism emphasizes the importance of individual liberty and contemporary (or welfare) liberalism tends to emphasize some kind of material equality. The best known form of libertarianism—right-libertarianism—is ...
  • 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 ...